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Joel Cooper is leaving Irish League champions Linfield.
The 24-year-old forward is off to Oxford United on a three-year deal.
The fee has not been disclosed.
Cooper will link up with his former Glenavon teammate, midfielder Mark Sykes, who scored for Oxford in last week's League One play-off final defeat to Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley.
“It was a big decision to make the move to Oxford but I know I have made the right choice and I can’t wait to get started.”— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) July 23, 2020
Joel Cooper on his move from Linfield to Oxford United #OUFC pic.twitter.com/YNLtpBIPEa
Derry City have swooped to sign former England under-21 international Adam Hammill ahead of the League of Ireland restart next Friday night.
Hammill is a 32-year old winger and had most recently been on loan at Stockport County from his parent club Scunthorpe United. He joins the Candystripes until the end of the current season.
The player spent his youth career at Liverpool then played for various clubs in England and Scotland.
🗣️ Devine on Hammill: I’ve known Adam for a long time & he’s a quality player who has had a wonderful career.— Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) July 23, 2020
I’m delighted he’s at this club & I know that even though they can’t be in the stadium yet, our supporters will really enjoy watching him.
"He's 30 yards out, let him shoot."— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) December 20, 2016
Unless it's @bfc_official's Adam Hammill at Wembley Stadium. Then DON'T. 🚀 pic.twitter.com/5DbiqBewnd
Candystripes boss Declan Devine then completed a second signing on Friday:
✍️🗣️ Devine on Akintunde: “He’s the type of player we’ve been after- strong and direct and he has looked good since coming in.”— Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) July 24, 2020
“He can play anywhere across the front three and he will give us good options in attack.”
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Meanwhile, there are reports Derry have missed out on a game against Celtic in Glasgow this weekend due to coronavirus.
It's reported Derry received a warning from the FAI that, by accepting a glamour friendly with the Premiership champions, their players and coaching staff would be unable to compete in a top flight clash against St Pat's in Dublin on August 3.
There are currently restrictions on visitors arriving in the Republic from Britain.