Cork City have signed winger Dylan McGlade, subject to international clearance, after the 24-year-old had his contract with Blyth Spartans cancelled due to what the club described as "homesickness". 

McGlade, who was named on the 2019 PFAI First Division Team of the Year, had a brief spell with the National League outfit in the 2017/18 campaign and returned to Northumberland after spending last season with Bray Wanderers.

His second sojourn proved quite successful, with two goals in 10 games for Lee Clark's side.

McGlade also provided the assist via a free-kick for the winning goal in Blyth's 3-2 win over Gateshead on St Stephen's Day.  

The Dubliner spent time playing under Cork boss Neale Fenn at Longford prior to his first move to Blyth, as well as lining up for Shelbourne and St Patrick's Athletic earlier in his career.   

Speaking Cork City's official website after finalising the deal, McGlade said: "I'm absolutely delighted. Cork City is such a massive club, and I’m looking forward to playing for Neale again - I play my best football under him.

"It’s a massive opportunity and I can’t wait to show what I can do in the Premier Division. I want to score some goals, have a positive season and help the club get back to where it belongs."

Fenn said of his latest acquisition: "Dylan is an exciting player. He’s the kind of guy that will have supporters on their feet.

"We worked together at Longford, where fans really got to see what he was capable of. He’s a quick player and isn’t shy to take on defenders, and he always chips in with a goal, so I know our supporters will really enjoy watching him."