Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Steven Beattie from Sligo Rovers.
The 26 year old attacker spent the first half of this season with Sligo, having joined them from Bohemians. Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, Beattie said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be signing for Cork City, it has been a long time coming. I spoke to John before the start of the season but fortunately John has shown patience and has given me another chance to join the biggest club in Ireland. If you ask any player in the League of Ireland, they will tell you they want to play for Cork City, so I am delighted to have the opportunity.”
“I am going to do my best; I think the fans will like me and I am sure I will like playing for them. I hope to have a good second half of the season for City, finish strongly and hopefully win the league. They seem to be a great bunch, that’s what John has said, and I think having a good dressing room is very important when you are challenging in the league.”
“I seemed to have a bit of a knack of scoring against Cork City, so hopefully now I can start scoring goals for the club! I’m a hard working player, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I think the fans will appreciate that because they are very passionate about their club.”
Cork City manager John Caulfield said he was delighted to have secured the signature of the Dubliner, saying: “I’m thrilled to sign Steven. Obviously he was at Bohemians last year, and I tried to bring him in over the close-season; he chose to follow Owen Heary to Sligo, but an opportunity arose in the last week and I am pleased he has signed.”
“I think our crowd will love him, he’s an exciting player, he’s full of energy and pace and he’s great at creating chances. He can play wide left, wide right or through the middle. I think we have found that we need to create more chances and I think he will help us to do that.”
“He has caused us problems when he has played against us. He is a whole-hearted, exciting player and I think our supporters will appreciate that he will be a fantastic team player.”