Jack Baxter signs on loan from Preston North End

Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Baxter, on loan from Preston North End.

The 20-year-old spoke to CorkCityFC.ie after arriving in Cork, and he said: “It’s a big club and a good opportunity for me, so I want to do everything I can to help the team to get back to the Premier Division. Everyone I have asked has said such good things about the club, and I am really looking forward to getting started.”

“I am ball-playing midfielder; I like to get on the ball, pass it and help the team build and move up the pitch. I work hard and I hope I can play my part in the team doing well. Colin told me about the club, about the team that he is building and the season ahead, and it got me excited to come over here and take the opportunity.”

Welcoming the midfielder’s arrival, City boss Colin Healy said: “There is obviously a good relationship between ourselves and Preston. We spoke to them and they made us aware that there was a possibility of bringing Jack in on loan, so we had a look at some footage and had a chat with him. We think he is a player who will add to our squad, and when we spoke to him, he was really keen to come over. He’s a good lad and he wanted to get the chance to play some first team football, so it is a good opportunity for him. He is young and hungry to play, so he will fit in well with the group we have here.”

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