Derry City: Cornwall joins on-loan

New Derry City signing Rob Cornwall pictured with boss Peter Hutton.
New Derry City signing Rob Cornwall pictured with boss Peter Hutton.

Defender Rob Cornwall has joined Derry City on-loan from Shamrock Rovers for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old trained with his new team-mates this morning and is expected to go straight into City’s squad for Friday night’s massive league clash against Limerick.

“I went to Pat Fenlon and asked for a loan move and he told me that a few clubs were interested and Derry City was the biggest club,” stated Cornwall.

“I was buzzing when I got the call from Peter (Hutton) and it was an easy move for me.”

Peter Hutton also spoke about his new addition. “Rob comes with a great versatility, as he can play in a number of positions; anywhere across the back four and also in midfield, so he gives us a lot of options.

“He is predominantly a right-back, but as I said he can play in a number of positions and we are delighted to get him on board.”

Cornwall played against the Candystripes already this season as he helped Rovers secure a 1-0 win, in the EA Sports Cup tie at the Brandywell, in May.