QPR in hunt to sign Cork star Cummins

Aidan Fitzmaurice

GRAEME CUMMINS is set to become Cork City's latest export to England as a number of Championship clubs are poised to bid for the in-form striker.

In the past decade, Cork City have sold 15 players to British clubs with four of them – Kevin Doyle, Shane Long, Alan Bennett and Damien Delaney – going on to win senior caps, while others – such as David Meyler, Roy O'Donovan, Dave Mooney and Colin Healy – have gone on to play at a high level abroad.

This season a batch of Championship clubs – as well as Premier League newcomers QPR – have been keeping tabs on striker Cummins, who attracted more attention last Monday when he scored the winner for Cork as they knocked St Patrick's Athletic out of the EA Sports Cup, his 10th goal of the season.


Cummins previously played for Cobh Ramblers and Waterford United, and had initially been a centre-half until then manager Stephen Henderson converted him to a front role. He scored 34 goals in two seasons (2009, 2010) with Waterford and Cork City.

Millwall, Reading and Birmingham City all had scouts in Turner's Cross last Monday to see Cummins against Pat’s and the scouts will be out in force again tonight when City take on Athlone Town.

QPR have also sent a representative to see Cummins but it's thought that a move to the Championship is more likely if a club agrees to pay the minimum fee of €100,000, which Cork have placed on his head.