Cork City FC are pleased to announce signing of Kieran Coates, on loan from Stoke City, until the end of June.
The 20 year old full back told CorkCityFC.ie that he was pleased to be on Leeside for the first half of the season: “Yeah, I am really pleased to be here. It all came about quite quickly, but when I got the phone call, I was very keen to come over. It is an opportunity for me to try and get some first team football, so I am really looking forward to it. I’ve trained with the group for the first time this morning and I really enjoyed it, so I am looking forward to the game against Galway United tomorrow night.”
City boss Colin Healy welcomed the signing, saying: “We are very pleased to get Kieran on board, and I would like to thank Stoke City and Michael O’Neill for facilitating the move. Kieran will add to our defensive options going forward, he is also a very attack minded player. He trained well this morning and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in action.”