Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Matt Srbely, on loan from Tampa Bay Rowdies for the forthcoming 2022 season.
The Canadian midfielder trained with his new teammates for the first time this morning, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he had enjoyed his first taste of action: “I felt surprisingly good going into training this morning; I thought the jet lag was going to hit me harder to be honest! I felt good and I enjoyed it; it was a good session. I spoke to some Irish friends before coming over and they said the standard was good, so I came in expecting that.”
“The move came about when Colin reached out to the manager and he told me about the opportunity, and I was very excited at the possibility of coming here. It didn’t take long for me to find out a lot about the club, the history, the trophies the club has won and I was excited to be a part of that.”
City boss Colin Healy welcomed the news, saying: “I would know Neil Collins, the Tampa Bay manager, from Sunderland. We had heard that Matt might be available, so I spoke to Neil and Neil had a lot of good things to say about him. He’s a good player, an attacking midfielder, and he will add to us. He’s technically good, he’s got good fitness levels and he will strengthen us in midfield.”