ALAN Bennett has rejoined Cork City.
The 33-year-old defender, who left City in 2007 to join Reading, leaves AFC Wimbledon where he was club captain and made 71 appearances.
‘It’s the Cork City I remember. A club that is successful and challenging for trophies, with a team full of Cork lads. Now I’m coming back into it the way it was back then: successful, driving towards the top end of the league, challenging for cups, playing in Europe,’ Bennett said.
‘I’m excited and I am looking forward to it. When the opportunity came around, it was a very easy decision. It was something I have always wanted to do and always said I would do, and now that it is happening, I am looking forward to it.’
‘I’m looking forward to meeting some of the new players and also meeting up with players I have played with previously. We are all Cork lads and we all want to play for a Cork team that is doing well; it is something that excites me and gets me going again, and I can’t wait to get started.’
Cork City has also confirmed that Dave Mulcahy has been released from his contract by mutual consent, due to work commitments.
Commenting on the matter, John Caulfield said: ‘Dave has found that the demands of full time training have proven difficult to work around.
‘When he signed, we discussed the possibility that there would be a conflict between training and his work commitments, but we agreed to try to work with it for a month in pre-season to see how it went.
‘Unfortunately, it did not work out and we have agreed to terminate his contract, but Dave has been an absolute gentleman to deal with and we would all like to wish him well for the future.’