9 July 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Cork City FC are pleased to confirm the signing of Matthew Connor.
The goalkeeper joins from Wexford Youths, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he saw the move as a big opportunity: “I am delighted, it is one of the biggest clubs in the country, if not the biggest. It will be great for my development to train alongside some of the best players in the league.”
“I have admired Mark McNulty over the last couple of years, watching him on Monday nights, and he has been the best keeper in the league in the last few years. I am here to learn from the best and hope I can develop my own game.”
“It is a big step up for me, in terms of the facilities and the pace of training, so it is definitely going to help me and I am looking forward to the challenge. I am only 19, so there is plenty of time for me to develop. It’s a huge club and there is pressure on us to succeed.”
The keeper made his City debut today, as a youthful City XI faced Fulham and boss John Caulfield welcomed his signing, saying: “Matthew is a young keeper with huge potential. Obviously, Alan Smith is out injured at the moment, so Matthew comes in to compete with David Coffey as back-up to Mark McNulty. Phil Harrington has been working him hard this week and he has shown a lot of potential. We would hope that he will grow and get better with the full time training.”