Cork City accept second Brian Lenihan bid

The Leesiders have confirmed that they have accepted a second offer for the in-demand full-back
Cork City have confirmed they have accepted a second bid for 20-year-old defender Brian Lenihan.

The SSE Airtricity Premier Division title-challengers have released a statement confirming the offer, but "will not be making any further comment on the matter at this time."

Lenihan is understood to be the target of Brighton and Hove Albion as well as Hull City, and was left out of John Caulfield's squad for the 2-2 FAI Ford Cup third round draw with Bohemians on Friday night in advance of a move cross-channel.

Before the cup clash, Caulfield predicted that the game would be his last at Turner's Cross. "I would expect probably that after Friday night that Brian Lenihan would have played his last match for Cork City," the 49-year-old told reporters.

The 20-year-old has played 21 times for the Leesiders this season, having been switched to full-back from midfield, helping Caulfield's side climb to second place in the League of Ireland Premier Division table.