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The Leesiders have re-signed defenders Turner and Murphy ahead of the 2013 season, with both players delighted to remain at Turners Cross

Cork City have confirmed that Ian Turner and Danny Murphy have agreed to sign new contracts with the club.

Manager Tommy Dunne said that he was 'pleased' that the pair, who were regulars in the team during the 2012 season, had agreed to extend their stay at Turners Cross.

"Both Danny and Ian were regulars in the side last season, and I am pleased that they have signed new contracts," Dunne told corkcityfc.net. "Danny has been a great servant to the club for many years, and he brings a lot of experience to the squad."

He added: "Ian has done extremely well since he broke into the first team squad a couple of years ago, and he has progressed well in his time with the club"

Left back Danny Murphy is currently in his third spell with the Leesiders after spells with Motherwell, Dunfermline and Shamrock Rovers, but said that he hoped to finish his career with Cork City.

He said: "I am delighted to have signed back. Everyone who knows me knows that I want to finish my career at the club."

Turner, meanwhile admitted that he hoped to improve upon last season and help the club to push for a top-three finish.

"I am really pleased to have signed a new contract with the club," said the 23-year-old. "I am happy I played so many games last year, and I hope to improve on that again next year.

"As a team, we did well to establish ourselves last year, but we need to push on for next year and hopefully look to finish in the top three or four," added the defender.

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