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Cork City striker Sean Maguire to join Irish contingent at Preston North End in July

Sean Maguire netted a hat-trick in Cork's 3-0 win away to Dundalk on Friday
Sean Maguire netted a hat-trick in Cork's 3-0 win away to Dundalk on Friday

The League of Ireland's leading goalscorer, Sean Maguire, will join the Irish revolution at Preston North End in July.

The in-form front man, who bagged a hat-trick in front of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane as Cork beat champions Dundalk 3-0 in Oriel Park last night, has scored 19 goals in 20 appearances for the runaway leaders this season.

"The striker has agreed a three-year deal from next month after both clubs agreed an appropriate but undisclosed compensation package," read a Cork statement.

"Maguire has scored 19 goals in 20 appearances so far this campaign and will continue to be available for selection for John Caulfield's side until his departure date at the end of July when he has completed his move."

Maguire will join fellow Irishmen Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle, Aiden McGeady, Alan Browne and Greg Cunningham in Simon Grayson's squad, while Eoin Doyle remains on loan at Portsmouth.

Via Independent.ie