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Nartadjiev: Fleetwood Town experience has been really good

10 December 2015

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Uzbek pair set to depart Highbury on Friday morning

Rustam Nartadjiev and Sergey Prokhorov’s stay at Fleetwood Town will come to an end on Friday morning when they travel back to Uzbekistan.

The young duo, who play for Lokomotiv Tashkent, one of Town’s international partners, have been at Highbury for three months having joined in September.

They have been training regularly with Barry Nicholson’s development squad, and made their debuts recently in a friendly against Carlisle United.

Goalkeeper Nartadjiev admits he has enjoyed the experience of living in England for a short while, and is hoping to return to the Fylde Coast in the near future.

He said: “My experience at Fleetwood Town Football Club has been really good. I’ve liked everything about the place especially the training and the coaches.

“Training over here is very different to what it’s like in Uzbekistan. It’s a lot harder and the players are stronger and faster.

“I’ve been involved in a lot of different things. Every day I’ve been doing something new which I’ve really enjoyed.

“When I was coaching young kids at Fuse Football for the Community Trust, I especially liked that and it’s something I’d want to do after I finish playing football.

“The biggest thing I’ve learnt is the language. It has improved a lot since my first day in England and I’m very happy about that.

“Me and Sergey will have a little rest when we go back to Uzbekistan and maybe after New Year we will come back here again.

“I want to come back here because I like it a lot. Fleetwood and Lokomotiv Tashkent have a good deal as it allows a lot of different things to happen.”

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