Cork City extend Ryan Delaney contract until the end of the season

He's currently on loan from Burton Albion

Cork City extend Ryan Delaney contract until the end of the season

Cork City's Ryan Delaney celebrates scoring. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Runaway Airtricity league leaders Cork City have agreed an extension with Ryan Delaney until the end of the season.

He is currently on-loan from Burton Albion and will remain with the Leesiders until the end of the season.

We are delighted to have extended Ryan’s loan until the end of the season," said Cork manager John Caufield, adding: "He came in under the radar before the start of the season and he settled in very quickly, having an immediate impact.

"He has gone from strength to strength and has become a vital cog in our team, as we can see from the clean sheets we have kept.”

“As well as being a key part of our back five, he has also scored important goals for us and everyone can see that he is developing into a tremendous player. To keep him to the end of the season, with our position in the league and Europe coming up, is fantastic news for us.

"Also, with the disappointing news about Johnny Dunleavy’s injury in mind, it was very important for us to keep Ryan and I am very pleased that we have agreed this deal.”

“I would like to thank Burton Albion, and Nigel Clough in particular, who have been fantastic to deal with, and I hope it is a relationship that we can build on, because Burton are a really good club to deal with," he added.