Fleetwood Town welcome back Alex Marrow to Highbury for his second loan spell in as many years.
The 23-year-old midfielder has left Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn Rovers in a search for regular first team action.
Marrow has admitted that it is good to be back. “I'm happy to be back. So far, training has gone well and it has been really enjoyable. I know a lot about the club having been part of last season's squad.
“There are a few new faces here which I still need to familiarise myself with but I am just excited to get out there and play some games.”
The versatile Englishman made 22 appearances for Town last season and can operate well in the full back position as well as his favoured central midfield role.
Fleetwood fans can be confident their new signing can perform just as well as he did in his first period with the club.
“It was good to see a lot of first team action,” the former Palace man exclusively told the Club website.
“I enjoyed playing both under Micky Mellon and the current boss Graham Alexander before heading back to Crystal Palace and I am hoping to play just as well this time around.”
Marrow is encouraged by the progress the club has made since he was last here and firmly believes promotion is a realistic target.
He continued: “The squad looks a lot stronger in comparison to last season. If we get a good run of results going we can climb the table very quickly.
“This league is very tight and one slip up could be crucial. So it is important we keep our form consistently good in order to have a chance of fighting for promotion.”
Competition for places is key according to the midfielder and the man from Tyldesley is confident of breaking into the starting eleven.”
Marrow stated: “Every team needs competition for individual places in the starting line-up. Every player can offer something different to the side and the manager wouldn't have brought me here unless he felt the club needed a different type of player.”
Whilst he is itching to get out onto the pitch and play football, Marrow admits his match fitness benefitted from mid-week reserve action. “I played 45 minutes on Tuesday in the reserves against Carlisle United and training has gone very well so far. I hope I could play this weekend but I don't pick the team.”
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