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Coup for Cork City as Anthony Elding heads for Turner's Cross

John Caulfield has wasted no time in rebuilding his squad on Leeside.

Elding on Leeside this mornnig.
Elding on Leeside this mornnig.
Image: Cork City via twitter

CORK CITY HAVE this morning announced the signing of Anthony Elding.

The deal is the second in 24 hours for the Turner’s Cross outfit after former player Darren Murphy re-signed yesterday.

The striker joins the Leesiders from 2012 League Champions Sligo Rovers, having spent time with Preston, Grimsby Town, Stockport County, Rochdale and Ferencvaros (Hungary) in recent years.

The deal is a statement of intent from newly-installed boss, John Caulfield.

“Anthony scored 19 goals last year and while people will remember him for the winning goal in the FAI Cup final, I remember him getting lots of great goals in the league throughout the season,” Caulfield said today.

“He’s a big target man. Again, it’s showing the club’s intentions of being competitive and being up near the top. We want to win things and every time I spoke to him, it was clear that he wanted to come to the club. He’s a winner, and he’s the type of player we’re looking for.

“When I first contacted him, we seemed to strike a bond straight away. He came down to Cork and saw the facilities – the UCC Mardyke, the training ground and he knows Turner’s Cross.

“He could see the potential and he bought into that. I enjoyed his enthusiasm; he promised me that he would score loads of goals and I expect him to do just that,” he added.

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