Preston North End have confirmed the capture of Kevin O’Connor from Cork City. He's put pen to paper on a three-year deal.
He joins Sean Maguire in making the move. There’s a growing Irish contingent that includes League of Ireland alumni Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan.
He'll link up with the Championship club on July 24th, the defenfer will be available for the second leg of the Europa League qualifier with Levadia and SSE Airtricity League clashes with St Pats and Bray.
The 22-year-old has made 19 appearances, scoring once as Cork City have dominated domestically, the Leesiders have a 15 point advantage at the top of the table.
“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.”