Football | Cork City sign Conor Davis from Derry

Cork City have announced the signing of Conor Davis from Derry City.

Striker Davis, who scored one goal in seven games for the Candystripes last season, returned to Ireland by joining UCD in 2018 after a five-year spell at Reading.

The 21-year-old, who played a key role in UCD’s march to the First Division title in 2018, is excited to be part of Cork boss Neale Fenn’s rebuild at Turner’s Cross.

“I’m very grateful to Neale and his staff for giving me this opportunity to play for such a prestigious club in Cork City and I hope to repay him and the fans with lots of goals throughout the season,” Davis told the club website.

Fenn, who became Cork manager midway through the 2019 season, says the forward is a good fit for the Leesiders.

“Conor is a talented player who fits the mould of what we’re looking for here,” he stated.

“He met the lads and trained today, and it’s clear that he’s eager to do well here. We’re excited to see how he does at the club.”

Cork began their pre-season training at Bishopstown on Thursday.

The Leesiders have also signed winger Dylan McGlade and 23-year-old Waterford midfielder Cory Galvin.

In other Premier Division transfer news, Mikey Drennan has left St. Patrick’s Athletic after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, and Sligo Rovers’ Romeo Parkes has confirmed that he won’t be returning to the Bit O’Red next season.

Elsewhere, Shamrock Rovers have agreed terms to sign right back Rhys Marshall from Glenavon.