Saturday 20 January 2018

In-form striker Danny Morrissey pens new contract with Cork City

Cork City striker Danny Morrissey. Photo courtesy Cork City FC
Cork City striker Danny Morrissey. Photo courtesy Cork City FC

CORK hitman Danny Morrissey has signed on for another year with the Leesiders after a great season led to a call-up to the Irish Under-21s.

Morrissey netted nine League goals last season as he built up a partnership with on-loan striker Ciaran Kilduff.

“It’s brilliant having Danny back,” said manager John Caulfield. “He had a fantastic second half to last season and got some vital goals. He’s a fantastic player - with great feet and great pace – and I can understand why there was a lot of interest from England for him.

"Thankfully, he has re-signed with us for the season and we’re hoping he can really kick on and score goals regularly this year.

“The sky’s the limit (for him) – the crucial thing is that he works as hard as he can because sometimes when you come on the scene as an unknown, you get a little bit of freedom; everybody will know who he is this season though so it’ll probably be a little tougher. Danny has tremendous ability, and a great attitude."

Morrissey (20) said: “I was very impressed by what John (Caulfield) had to say. I’m raring to go. I’d like a good pre-season under my belt and to kick on then from the 7th of March. If I can stay injury-free, I think I can do well this year.”

The Midleton native said he relishes the chance to play with new recruit Anthony Elding.

“Anthony’s a big man. He’s the same as Killer (Kilduff) in that he’s big and strong and good in the air. I can play off him, and I think we’ll do well together.

“With the squad that John’s after putting together, there’s no reason we can’t finish in the top four. We’re as good as any other team in the league and – on our day – we can beat anyone.”

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