Shamrock Rovers have moved to strengthen their front-line by signing striker Graham Cummins from Cork City for the rest of the season.

Finding the net has been a problem at times for Rovers this season and so it proved to be in Friday's Premier Division clash with league leaders Dundalk.

Rovers created plenty of chances but were unable to convert them and fell to a late counter-attacking goal from Sean Gannon, leaving them eight points behind the league leaders.

Cummins is confident that he can thrive on the kind of supply that Rovers can offer a striker and said: "I'm really excited.

"When I learned that Shamrock Rovers were interested I was really happy about it. After playing Shamrock Rovers a couple of times this season I was really impressed with the way they move the ball and how good they’ve been in the league as well.

"I saw a video of the Dundalk game the other night and even just the first ten minutes I loved the style of play. The way the ball moves and the midfielders' movement is exceptional.

"I’ve got to earn the right to play first but I’m sure they will create a lot of chances for me. But I’ve got to get into the team first and not worry about that. I think I’m a hard working player, I’ll always give everything for the team and I’m always trying to score."

The 31-year-old striker doesn't fit the normal model of player that Rovers sign, but manager Stephen Bradley believes he's worth making an exception for.

"It's true that we usually go for younger players but Graham is proven, he’s experienced and he’s won things. I’m sure he’ll help us achieve things," he said. 

"The big thing for me was that he wants to come and win a league. He wants to come and show people what a good player he is and that he can score goals for this club and it’s refreshing when you hear players speak like that."