Cork City sign English strikers Elliott and Fenwick as League of Ireland poised for restart

Fri, Jul 31 2020

Cork City have announced the signings of English strikers Kit Elliott and Scott Fenwick, subject to international clearance.

Elliot, who is a striker, joins on loan from Huddersfield Town’s academy in a bid to gain more first team football.

Fenwick also plays up front, but is much more experienced than Elliott. The 30-year-old joins from English non-league side Blyth Spartans.

The centre forward has represented a number of reputable clubs such as Hartlepool United, Darlington and York.

After arriving in Cork, Elliot spoke about his delight at getting to play at a big club like City.

“I’m really excited to be here, and about this opportunity. I’ve seen that Cork City is a really big club, and I can’t get wait to get going,” Elliot told corkcityfc.ie.

"I need to get some more senior football under my belt, and I want to score as many goals as I can to help get the team some wins to progress up the table."

Fenwick spoke of his eagerness to get playing with City as soon as possible while also giving fans an insight into what type of player he is.

“I just want to get started as soon as possible. Obviously I’ll have to do some training away from the lads at the start during the quarantine period, but I’ll get myself up to speed straight away,” the man from Gateshead told the club’s website.

“I’m an old fashioned kind of player, an old school number 9, I’ll rustle and bustle and try to get in the centre halves’ heads, and I’d like to say that I’m a finisher as well.”

City boss Neale Fenn also spoke about how his newest signings will fit into his squad.

“They’re both out and out number 9s, Kit’s strength is his hold-up play. He’ll bring that aspect to our front line, which we probably don’t have at the moment, but he’s still young and needs to learn the game.

“Scott is also a number 9, he’s a hardworking player with a good eye for goal and his goalscoring record in the lower leagues in England is second to none.”

Both players must now start a period of quarantine after arriving from the United Kingdom, so neither will be available for the forthcoming fixtures against Bohemians and Waterford.