First Division Cork City have signed teenage forward Jamie Wynne from Premier Division Dundalk.
The 19-year-old played twice for the Lilywhites last season, once in the league and the other in the Europa League.
Wynne’s appearance in the Europa League came against Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium as he came on as a second-half substitute.
“When I thought about it, I really felt that, for my future, this is the best move for me to make,” Wynne said after joining City.
“I want to put the head down now, work hard and get the minutes that I need. I know Karl Sheppard and I spoke to him and a few others; everyone told me what a great club and a great opportunity it is. I can’t wait to get started.”
He added: “I want to get the head down, cement my place in the team and hopefully push for the top of the table and get the club back to where it belongs.
“It is one of the top clubs in the country and, with the set-up there is here, I think we have a great chance.
City boss Colin Healy also said: “He can play out wide and he can play in the ten. He’s quick, he is very good technically and he has a great attitude.
“He is coming down here because he wants to play first team football and he was very keen to take the opportunity.
“He’s played some first team football already and he has been in training with a very good squad at Dundalk for the last year or so, so I would expect he has picked up good habits there. He’s a player who will strengthen our team.”None
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