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Grant hoping for better second time around

23 July 2015

Midfielder picked up nasty injury during last spell with Town

New signing Bobby Grant is hoping his second spell at Highbury will be a more productive after appearing only once for the Cod Army during their Play-Off winning campaign.

Grant joined Town on-loan from Blackpool in February 2014, but featured for only 38 minutes after picking up a nasty knock in his first game which ruled him out for the season.

He has since gone on to produce some impressive performances, most notably last season when he helped Shrewsbury Town to promotion to League One.

The midfielder now wants to replicate last season’s form with Salop ahead of the new 2015/16 League One campaign which kicks off on the 8th August.

Speaking to the Club website, he said: “What happened last time was unfortunate for myself and the Club.

“I was really looking forward to coming and helping the Club get in to League One but they managed to do that on their own which I was really pleased about.

“I have always liked the Club, I have always liked what they have done. The ambitions of the manager, the staff, the chairman and Gretar is the main reason why I have come here. I can’t wait to get going.

“Everyone knows the problems Blackpool have had, especially yourselves, so I thought it was a great deal for me to get out of Blackpool when I did.

“I went down to Shrewsbury which was a fantastic club with a fantastic group of players and fans. To get promoted and play 37 games for them was a great season.

“I had discussions with the manager, Gretar and the chairman. I am really looking forward to playing in the League One for Fleetwood.

“We have got a great group of lads, a great team bond. I was in last week to discuss it and we managed to get it over the line.

“I think anyone in this league, the Championship and even the Premier League will be very impressed by the training ground.

“Gretar showed me the plans that Fleetwood have, he showed me the plans for the training ground and believe me I was very impressed.

“For a club like Fleetwood to have that just shows how far they’ve come, and what it means to the chairman and the fans.”

“I do set targets and the manager will know my targets and I think he is the only person who has to know, other than myself.

“He will be the first to jump on me if I don’t meet those targets, which is what I want. I'm not here just to be in my comfort zone, I’m here to take Fleetwood the highest we can go.

“I have come here because I think the Club can go to the next level. It’s a great move for my career as I want to improve as a player, and I think that this is the right place to do that.”


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