Cork City FC are pleased to announce the signing of Matthew Gillam, on loan from Rochdale until the beginning of July.
Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, the young striker said: “This is a big challenge for me, coming away from England to try and get some game time, but hopefully I can do well. There are a few lads at Rochdale who have been at the club and I have spoken to them quite frequently to try and see what things were like, so they have been a big help.”
Gillam has been training with the club since Monday, and speaking about his first few days on Leeside, he said: “The boys have been very welcoming, everyone has been good, so I have really enjoyed it. I played a few games at Rochdale towards the start of the season, but I need to be playing a lot more, so this is a good opportunity for me.”
City boss John Caulfield welcomed the news, saying: “Matthew is another forward player. I saw him play a couple of times before Christmas with Rochdale. He is an energetic player and can hold the ball up well; he can play as a centre forward or out wide. He wants to get game time over here and establish himself.”
“With Liam Nash and now Matthew coming in, it gives us two more forward options which was an area we wanted to strengthen. He is strong, energetic, quick and good at holding the ball up. He scored a lot of goals underage at Rochdale and we have been very happy with him in training this week. He has a great attitude and really wants to do well here, so we are looking forward to seeing him get involved.”