Fleetwood Town’s new signing Lewis Gibson spoke to the club after putting pen to paper on a loan move from Everton until the end of the season.
Gibson has been a key part of David Unsworth’s Under 23s at Everton, and is now looking to develop further whilst on loan at Fleetwood.
The 19-year-old will meet up with his new teammates for the first time on Friday, and the left-footed central defender will know a few faces in Callum Connolly – who is also on loan from the Toffees, and Billy Crellin, with the two being roommates whilst on England Under 17 duty.
Here is what Lewis had to say after joining the club…
On the move…
“This move has been on the cards for a while and I heard about this first at the start of January. Ever since I knew there was a big interest from Fleetwood, I set my heart on coming here on loan until the end of the season.
“I fee the way in which the club acted with the move, and how persistent they were in wanting to bring me here, it went a really long way with me because it showed how much they wanted me and that was a really big deal for me.
“It’s a massive move for me as it’s the first time I have been out on loan. Hopefully I can settle in quickly and get out on the pitch playing games.”
On being roommates with Billy Crellin and knowing Callum Connolly…
“Whilst away with England U17s at the World Cup, I was roommates with Billy for 35 days. It was a very interesting time with Billy, and he is a great guy and a very good friend of mine. I can’t wait to see him.
“Obviously I know Callum (Connolly) from our time at Everton so it’s good that I know a few familiar faces before my first day. I am sure they will help me settle in but I am just excited to get going.”
On meeting head coach Joey Barton….
“It was great to meet the gaffer. For me growing up and supporting Newcastle, and with him being a player at Newcastle, it's absolutely massive for me, and with the time I have spent with him, he seems great and I hope to pay him back with bringing me here.”