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Jónsson hoping club form can help him regain international place

8 July 2015

Defender has played 19 times for his country

Eggert Jónsson is hoping his performances in a Town shirt will warrant a place back in the Icelandic national side as they look on course to qualify for EURO 2016.

The 26 year old, who can operate in both central defence and central midfield, put pen to paper on a deal with the Cod Army this afternoon.

He has previous experience on British soil having enjoyed a lengthy spell in Scotland with Hearts before moving south to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

After leaving the Midlands club in 2013 he joined Portuguese side Belenenses for a season, and was most recently with Danish outfit FC Vestsjælland.

Speaking about his international aspirations, he said: “Iceland are doing very well at the moment. Unfortunately I haven’t been in the last few squads as I’ve missed out through injury.

“It’s really exciting times there and they look likely to qualify for the European Championships next year, so hopefully I can get back in and be a part of something exciting.”

Jónsson admits he is happy to be back on British shores, and believes he has a point to prove this coming season.

“I’m very happy to be here. I’m looking forward to being a part of the great build up that’s going on so I’m excited.

“The way they’re doing things here by building a new training ground is amazing. I want to help the team move forward.

“It’s a good challenge for me to be back in England after a few years away, and hopefully I can push on now.

“I was with Hearts for seven years so was there a long time. Edinburgh is a nice city as well so enjoyed my career there.

“I came down to Wolves after leaving Hearts and it didn’t really work out for me there which was frustrating.

“We got relegated from the Premier League and then were relegated from the Championship, so looking back on things I wish they would have gone differently.

“I can’t really think about that anymore as I’m just really happy to be back over here, and want to use the chance again to help Fleetwood achieve things.

“You have a point to prove whenever you join a new club. You’ve got to get to know the players and staff, and I just want to show people what I’m capable of.

“I’m more of a defensive minded player and can play centre half or central midfield. I will offer the team more protection defensively.”

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