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Hume: An easy decision to make

20 March 2014

Striker explains the reason why he opted to join up with the Cod Army

New loan signing Iain Hume says moving to Fleetwood Town from Preston North End was ‘an easy decision’.

The 30-year-old joined up with his Cod Army teammates on Thursday morning after putting pen to paper on a deal which should see him remain at Highbury until the end of the season.

And Hume, a Canadian international, was happy to make the switch across Lancashire having last appeared for the Lilywhites 11 games ago in February.

“It wasn’t a tough decision to make as soon as I was told Fleetwood were interested,” admitted Hume. 

“I have seen what they were doing in the league because I’ve been keeping an eye on them.

“The squad at Preston is quite strong at the moment and they’ve got a lot of depth in all positions, in particular upfront.

"It gives me an opportunity to play football and help Fleetwood push for promotion. We are in a great position, and if I can help this squad out in any way then it will be a good thing for me.”

Hume already has many friends at Fleetwood having known the likes of manager Graham Alexander and former strike partner Jon Parkin from there time together at Deepdale

And he revealed his new teammates helped him make his mind up over the switch.

“I’ve already played with the manager, Parkin and Conor (McLaughlin) and I’ve played against the majority of the other lads so I know there is a great squad here,” said Hume. 

“I think it made it a lot easier rather than going to a completely alien environment. I knew everyone here and all of the coaching staff.

“Knowing a couple of the lads makes it easier. They told me before I came in that it’s a good group of lads. 

“They get along really well and there’s a good comradery here. That’s the key to success I think.”

Looking ahead to Town’s trip to Exeter City on Saturday, Hume is hoping to make his debut having scored at St James Park for Preston twice before in 2012, his 100th and 101st career goals. 

“I’ve played there once and scored twice so fingers crossed that on Saturday it continues,” said Fleetwood's new number 36. 

“I quite like it down there in that part of the world. Fingers crossed that, if I’m involved, I will play a part on Saturday."

to see a full list of betting odds for Saturday's game at Exeter. Click hereSo do you think Hume and his team mates will bring three points back to Lancashire this weekend?

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