Barry Corr Signs Two-Year Deal
Cambridge United have agreed a two-year deal with former Southend United striker Barry Corr, who arrives at the Abbey Stadium in time to exclusively reveal the new 2015/16 home shirt.
The 30-year joins the U’s following five years at Roots Hall where he accumulated 181 appearances in League Two and over 50 goals, becoming the fourth player to pen a deal with United this summer.
A renowned goal scorer in the Football League, Corr is certain to bring an additional creative and clinical edge to Richard Money’s side from next season.
Previous experience in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday and Sky Bet League One with Bristol City, Swindon Town and Exeter City, ensures the club have gained another player with the knowledge of featuring in the higher leagues, following the U’s acquisitions of Leon Legge, Mark Roberts and Keith Keane in May.
Many U’s supporters will have already witnessed the Irishmen’s goal scoring prowess, when Corr registered the only goal in last season’s Boxing Day encounter with the Shrimpers at the Abbey Stadium.
Having scored a crucial goal against Stevenage in last month’s play-off semi-final to help guide Southend to Wembley, Corr was out of contract with the Essex outfit and the U’s have moved quickly to secure his services until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Pleased to have put pen to paper with the club, Corr said: “It is certainly exciting times for the Cambridge fans and there is something good happening here, and I’m delighted to be a part of that now.
“The players the club have signed already are three top quality individuals at this level and I’m especially happy that I don’t have to play against the two centres halves again next season, because I’ve had some decent battles with them both before.
“I think the calibre of player that the manager (Richard Money) and Jez George (Chief Executive) are bringing in is really good, and we’ll certainly be challenging most teams in the league with a very competitive squad.”
He added: “I’ve played at the Abbey Stadium before and always found it to produce a great atmosphere; the fans are obviously very passionate so I’m looking forward to getting out in front of them.
“I have had ten days off since finishing in the Play-off Final with Southend but now I’m really looking forward to the start of the season.”
Delighted to have captured the signature of the six foot three inch forward, Cambridge United Manager Richard Money commented: “Barry is another fantastic coup for the club and signals the intent of where we want to take Cambridge United going forward.
“We hope that our supporters are as excited about his arrival at the Abbey Stadium as we are, because he has the potential to be a superb player for the club.”
The goal-scoring Irishman arrives in the city in time to reveal the club’s all-new home shirt for the 2015/16 Football League season.
In keeping with the traditional Amber and Black, next season’s kit takes on a bold, eye catching and dynamic design, that the club hope will complement the rapid developments taking place on and off the field for the U’s.
Cambridge United are delighted that local skip supplier Mick George Limited have taken their partnership with the club to a new level with an enhanced shirt sponsorship which sees them feature prominently across all home and away jerseys, from the first team to our youngest academy squad.
The Amber Army can now pre-order their jersey by clicking on the following link, with supporters who order their shirt ahead of Monday 13th July exclusively able to collect it from one of the U’s newest recruits in the club shop between 4pm- 7pm on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th July.
The shirt will be on general sale in-store and online from Wednesday 15th July.
Details regarding the 2015/16 away shirt reveal to follow soon.