Gavin Kavanagh has re-signed for Cork City after a spell with Waterford United.

The 26-year-old defender told the club’s website he was “delighted” to be back at the club

“There’s a great buzz around the place, the lads are performing well and I’m looking forward to being part of it,” Kavanagh said.

“I know most of the lads, they are putting in some great performances and we are getting great crowds as well, so hopefully we can push on now in the second half of the season and try to pick up some silverware.”

 Cork manager John Caulfield highlighted Kavanagh’s versatility and said he was pleased to have added him to the squad.

“Gavin can play in right across the back four and provides good cover in that part of the pitch,” Caulfield said.

“He has been living in Cork since he originally joined the club back in 2010, so he’s like another local lad in that sense. He knows all of the players at the club and has been training with us for a number of weeks.”