City bolster their defensive ranks

Cork City have boosted their defensive options ahead of the start of the 2021 SSE Airtricity League 1st division campaign.

The Rebel Army have confirmed that defenders George Heaven and Gordon Walker have put pen to paper for the upcoming season.

21 year old Heaven spent a number of years with Leicester City, while Walker rejoins the club after a spell at UCC.

Heaven says he can’t wait to get going with City.

“I think it is a very good move for me from a footballing point of view, because it sounds like a very good opportunity for me and I was very pleased to get it over the line.

“I’ve heard a lot of good things about the club and, once it was clear that there was interest, I was very keen to join. I want to play my part in getting this club back to where it belongs. It’s all new to me, but I have already been on to a few of the lads and they have been very welcoming, so I am really looking forward to it. There are a lot of young players in the squad, but there is experience here as well, so it is a good balance.”

City boss Colin Healy meanwhile is delighted to have landed the former Foxes defender.

“He’s a centre back and Liam Nelis of Major League Sports made us aware he was available, so we are very pleased to be bringing him in. He has experience, he’s a good player and we feel he will strengthen the team.

“It is a very good opportunity for him and one he was really keen to take, so we are looking forward to getting him into training with the lads.”

City kick off their league campaign at home to local rivals Cobh Ramblers on March 26th at Turner’s Cross.

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