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Preston North End Agree To Sign Cork City’s Kevin O’Connor

30 June 2017

First Team News

Preston North End Agree To Sign Cork City’s Kevin O’Connor

30 June 2017

Preston North End have agreed a deal with Cork City to sign defender Kevin O’Connor on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old Wexford-born man will join up with the squad along with current team-mate Sean Maguire on 24th July.

Speaking about his move, O’Connor, who will take the No.25 shirt at Deepale was looking forward to the new challenge: “I'm delighted to sign, it's a massive opportunity, I'm just looking forward to getting started now and I couldn't be happier to sign.

“From the first minute the club showed an interest in me they were keen to sign me and they were the ones who pursued it. It's a great club, a big club and there's a big fan base here so I'm just excited to get started.

“I know a few of the boys already obviously with Sean [Maguire] moving over and Alan [Browne], that will help me settle in quicker, but I wasn't really thinking of that, I was just delighted to be joining, but that is always helpful when you know a couple of the boys.

“I played against a couple of the boys last year in Boyle and Horgan so I'm just looking forward to seeing all the lads now and getting sorted.

“I can't wait now, as a kid growing up you would be following it and now to actually get the chance to play in it is just exciting and I can't wait to get started.”

Kevin becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer, following team-mate Maguire, goalkeeper Declan Rudd from Norwich City and young forward Josh Harrop from Manchester United.


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