Cork City have today announced the re-signing of left-back Ross Gaynor. The 27-year-old moved to Cork City midway through last season from Sligo Rovers.
Today he has extended his stay at the club with Gaynor himself delighted with the news saying that he is,
“Delighted to be fair…I spoke to John [Caulfield] a month before the end of the season and we agreed that I’d be here next year. [We] discussed terms and as soon as I sat down with John the deal was done in two minutes and I wasn’t going anywhere. I’m delighted to be here – hopefully I can do a full pre-season and start off where I left [off] so that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”
The Louth native is hoping that Cork City can challenge for trophies once again next season.
“Hopefully we can…I’m not going to say win leagues and that but hopefully we can get a bit of silverware and that’s our aim now to just kick on from this year.”
Next season sees Cork City play in Europe again for the first time since 2008 against FC Haka and it is something Gaynor is relishing.
“It’s all about European football, that’s why a lot of players want to go to the top three sides, to play in Europe. I’ve had the pleasure of playing in Rosenborg this year and a few other great venues and hopefully we can get through a couple of rounds this year with Cork, and to be fair with the fans we have here we can go as far as we want…so hopefully that’s what we’re going to do.”
City boss John Caulfield was delighted to have a player joining his side with experience of European football.
“[Gaynor has] tons of experience. He has played in Europe a number of times – it’s very valuable. To be fair our own supporters could see that when he joined us, straight away he hit the ground running and he had a fantastic run-in to the season.
“It’s just unfortunate he missed our last two games…over a freak injury but at the same time he had a huge impact and we’re delighted because he was one of those players who we weren’t sure we would have next season and it’s great to get him tied-up so quickly and he’s really looking forward to [next season] and so are we.”
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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