Cork City have announced their second new signing of the season in the form of former Hull City player Gavan Holohan who joins from Drogheda United.
Commenting on the signing, the 22-year-old mentioned that it didn’t take much persuading for him to move south.
“It didn’t take much persuasion to come to a club like Cork, especially after the season they had… once I spoke to John [Caulfield] and he told me his plans for me personally and for the team as well, there wasn’t much thinking needed to be done and I wanted to get it done and get it signed as quick as possible.”
Looking forward to next season, the central midfielder had this to say.
“Personally I’d like to get as many games under my belt as possible [and] improve on the season I’ve had…and chip in with a few goals and just help us win games and hopefully push on for the title next year.”
Manager John Caulfield, commenting on the signing mentioned that the fans may be surprised at the talent Holohan possesses once they see him play.
“[Holohan] did very well with Drogheda – an attacking midfielder [he has] scored quite a few goals, very skill full [and] a very good midfielder to get forward and create things.
“It’s a real opportunity for him here to come down to a huge club, come into a fantastic group of players and when Gavin puts his head down [and] works really hard I think he’ll be a tremendous signing for us and I think the supporters will be pleasantly surprised to see what a talent the player is and it’s upto me and Gavan to get the best out of each other and I’m hoping we can bring the best out of him because he has huge potential.”
Holohan joins Cork City as a midfielder competing with the likes of Colin Healy, Gearoid Morrissey and Gary Buckley who were Caulfield’s preferred midfield three in the middle last season.
It will see a huge amount of competition in this area of the pitch once again at Cork City and with Caulfield mentioning Holohan’s attacking capabilities, this is a signing which could considerably help improve the Rebel Army’s goal tally of 51, which lagged behind Dundalk’s total of 73 last season.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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