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Glendon hails 'perseverance' after sealing permanent move

12 January 2017

Midfielder speaks after completing move to Highbury

New signing George Glendon hailed ‘perseverance’ after joining the club on a permanent deal from Premier League giants Manchester City.

Glendon – who has impressed in his 16 appearances for Town this season – had to wait for his chance in the league campaign, but has been in the team since the Port Vale fixture in November.

But the 21-year-old is now looking forward to pushing on in a Cod Army shirt, starting on Saturday against Bristol Rovers.    

“I just can’t wait to get going now,” said the former City under 21’s captain.

“This was my first loan in league football and I knew it was going to take some hard work. You do play for three points for City’s reserves in that league but I don’t think it counts as much as three points in the Football League.

“The manager played a big part in me signing to be fair. The facilities are obviously class here and that was another big part but I would say the way they approached me and the way they told me things about the future, I think that’s the main thing.”

Glendon had been with City since the age of five, so understandably it was hard for Town’s new signing to say goodbye to the Sky Blues.

“It’s really sad to be fair to leave there, I joined there when I was five, played through all the ages and it’s a big step in a way to leave there, but it’s for the best thing.

“It’s sad leaving all them but, you know, this is my career now so I’ve got to get it.

“We won a trophy as well in the same season as I was on the bench against Bayern Munich, but I think being made captain of the club that you support and you’ve followed all your childhood – that probably puts it top of the list.”

The Wythenshawe-born midfielder has also praised the level of competition for places at Town, something that drives him on in training every day.

“We’re doing really well this season, so knows what happens at the end of the season but if we keep doing the things that we’re doing and keep playing the way we’re playing, then, who knows.

“The hardest thing once you get in it is trying to keep the shirt and I think competition’s good, because it makes you on your toes all the time.”

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