Barry Corr: Cambridge United sign Southend United striker

Barry Corr
Barry Corr scored at a rate of over one goal in three matches for Southend

Cambridge United have signed Southend forward Barry Corr on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old helped the Shrimpers earn promotion to League One in 2014-15, scoring 15 league goals - including one in the League Two play-off semi-final, first leg tie at Stevenage.

Corr was out of contract and ends a five-year spell at Roots Hall, in which he netted 63 times in 185 games.

"There were a few clubs interested, but I've got a good feeling about here," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"Some people from the outside might wonder whether it's the right decision, but I think maybe at the end of next season people won't be wondering why I've come here.

"The club's going places, the players that are coming in are good; there's good plans here."

The former Sheffield Wednesday and Exeter forward also paid tribute to his former club as they prepare to play in the division above him.

"I've had a great time there, the fans have always been very good to me," he said.

"It was a difficult decision to leave, but I think it was probably the right time for me to leave."

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