Cork City have strengthened their attack with the re-signing of striker Graham Cummins from St. Johnstone.
The 30-year-old becomes the latest player to join the ranks of John Caulfield’s double winners, and rejoins the club he left as First Division title winners in 2011.
Indeed, Cummins played a key role in securing that title success, scoring 24 goals over the course of that 2011 campaign including the last-gasp winner against Shelbourne that sent the Leesiders back into the top tier of League of Ireland football as champions.
“I am absolutely delighted to be back at City; I spoke to John a couple of weeks ago and I was eager to come back, but after speaking to him, I was so excited at the thought of coming back. Everything he said was so positive and I am coming back to the best team in the country.
“They have just won a double and I want to come back and win trophies at City. It is something I spoke to John about; I am very ambitious to come back and get some medals.”
Cummins’ first spell at the club began when he joined from Waterford United for the 2010 season. In a two-year spell, he scored 42 goals in 62 games and was named PFAI Player of the Year twice before departing from Preston North End in January 2012.
His most recent club was St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, with whom he scored 14 goals in 77 league games over a two-and-half-year spell – the most recent of which came in a 3-1 win against Rangers at Ibrox earlier this month.
Cummins joins fellow new recruits, Barry McNamee, Aaron Barry, Josh O’Hanlon, Colm Horgan and Tobi Adebayo-Rowling as Cork City look to defend their league and cup double in the coming season.