18 December 2015
By Bryan Smyth
Cork City Football Club are delighted to announce that Michael McSweeney has signed a new contract with the club.
The 27 year-old made thirteen league appearances last season in his second season with the club, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he wanted to improve on that tally in 2016: “I’m delighted to sign back and I’m looking forward to the new season; hopefully we can step it up and go one better next year.”
“It’s exciting when new players come in and the players that are coming in are top quality, so we are all looking forward to getting going and hopefully getting off to a flying start. The aim for me is to play as many games as I can and to help the team do well. I’ll be raring to go and try to claim a spot in the team if I can. As a team, we need to kick on and try to get some silverware.”
Commenting on the news, City boss John Caulfield said: “I’m very happy that Michael has signed back. Last year, he did very well when he came in and made the right back position his own towards the end of the season.”
“He’s 27, he’s in peak condition and he can play right across the back four. He has a fantastic attitude, a great will to win and really wants to push on next season. He wants to win things and that is the type of player we are looking for. He is a whole-hearted player, he has improved month on month and I can only see him getting better.”
“For Michael, the important thing is to see if he can kick on and become a regular in the side from the start of the season. There’s an opportunity for him to get into the team from the start and see if he can hold down a place.”