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Cork City snap up Scottish striker Keigan Parker

The 30-year-old joins Tommy Dunne’s side until the end of the season.

Parker during his Blackpool days.
Parker during his Blackpool days.
Image: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

CORK CITY HAVE announced the signing of striker Keigan Parker from Ayr United.

The 30-year-old Scot, who is a former U21 international, spent four years at Blackpool and scored in the 2007 League One play-off final win over at Wembley.

With Tadhg Purcell’s loan deal finishing up, Parker has signed a contract with the Leesiders until the end of the season and can’t wait to get started after a trial period.

“I’m very pleased to have signed for the club,” he told CorkCityFC.net.

“I have always wanted to play in another country, so I am looking forward to it. I like to play off the shoulder of the last defender and get in behind the defence, to create chances for myself and for others.

I have signed until the end of the season, and I have heard a lot of good things about the club, it’s fanbase and also the training here.

“I’ve had a look at the league table and it looks quite close, so I don’t think there is anything to stop us climbing up the table and hopefully challenging for the top three or four.”

Cork City manager Tommy Dunne added: “We will have a look at him in training and hopefully he will be available for the game against Sligo on Sunday.

“When he came in on trial he did well, he looks like he is capable of scoring goals. He is probably a different type of striker to what we have had previously, and he also has a lot of experience and I think he has a lot to offer to us.”

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