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Striker Liam Nash joins Cork City from Gillingham while Noel Mbo returns from Helsinborgs trial

By Luke Cawdell

Liam Nash has ended his time at Gillingham after completing a move to Cork City.

The striker leaves the Gills without scoring a goal in the league.

Nash, 23, joined the Gills in the summer of 2017 but made just 12 league appearances in that time, 10 of those off the bench.

Gillingham striker Liam Nash Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham striker Liam Nash Picture: Ady Kerry

Gills boss Steve Lovell recently said the striker was free to leave, playing him just once this season as a substitute in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Nash spent time on loan at Hampton & Richmond and Concord Rangers this season.

He was named in the Gills squad for the match at Burton Albion in mid-January but was an unused sub and wasn’t included again.

It was his scoring form at Maldon & Tiptree that prompted former boss Ady Pennock to bring him into the club, but it proved to be a frustrating time for him at Priestfield.

“I am very excited for this new chapter,” the striker told Cork City’s website.

“I can’t wait to get going.

“I want to get myself back out there, my confidence, scoring goals and working hard. I just want to give everything on match day and hopefully progress and get some goals.”

Nash has been training with Cork for several weeks ahead of the new League of Ireland season.

City boss John Caulfield said: “He looks like a real poacher and we believe he is a guy who can get some goals for us.”

Gillingham striker Noel Mbo Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham striker Noel Mbo Picture: Ady Kerry

While Nash has left the Gills, young striker Noel Mbo is back at the club following a trial with Swedish side Helsinborgs.

He went there on a six-day trial but Gills manager Steve Lovell is keen for the striker to go out on loan closer to home.

He said: “I want him to go out on loan in this country so we can have a look before the end of the season.

“He said he would like to go out to Sweden and I didn’t want to stop him from doing that. I will have to speak to him and the people there.

“I would like him to stay with us between now and the end of the season and for him to go and play at a level so that I can make a decision on him for next year.”

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