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Preston move hasn't yet sunk in for Cummins

The former Cork City striker can’t wait to get started at his new League One club.

Cummins picking up PFAI First Division Player of the Year.
Cummins picking up PFAI First Division Player of the Year.
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THE AIRTRICITY LEAGUE’S latest export has spoken of his burning desire to play in England and the delight at sealing a move to Preston North End.

Graham Cummins had an incredible season with local club Cork City, where he scored a 94th-minute winner to seal the Airtricity League First Division title and won a PFAI Player of the Year award after a tally of 24 goals last season.

This week, however, he agreed a two-year deal with League One side Preston North End and the 24-year-old could not be happier.

“I have been waiting for a move to England all my life,” Cummins told Preston’s official website.

Throughout my whole career I have been looking to get over here and I can already see how big football is in England by just looking at the stadium, it is unbelievable.

“It hasn’t yet sunk in that I am Preston North End player and I keep on thinking I am heading back over to Ireland.

“I think the move will only sink in when I make my debut for the club and I can’t wait to walk out onto the pitch on Saturday.”

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Preston will pay around €100,000 for the striker and Cummins is set to link up with another young Irish player in U21 international Rhys Murphy, who joins the Lilywhites from Arsenal for the season.

Read more on Preston North End’s website

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