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Mulgrew: I want to help bring some success to the club

16 October 2020

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New signing Charlie Mulgrew revealed that he was delighted with his move to Fleetwood Town in his first interview after signing his season-long loan deal on Deadline Day.

Mulgrew – who will bring vast experience to Fleetwood Town’s squad – joins after making 453 professional appearances throughout his career, as well as making 44 caps for Scotland’s national team.

Town’s new number 14 comes to the club with five Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic, and a League One promotion medal under his belt. He hopes to bring those experiences to Joey Barton’s side.

In his first interview for the club, here is what he had to say:

On the move…

“It’s great to finally get the move done. There’s been a lot of speaking over the past few weeks and there were times when I thought it wasn’t going to happen but I’m glad to get it done and I look forward to getting going.

“As soon as I spoke to the manager, I knew it was someone who I would love to play for. It’s probably near the end of my career now and I want to work under a manager with great ideas. That’s exactly what the manager’s got here so I’m delighted to be here and move forward with the club.”

Why he chose Fleetwood…

“I spoke to him [Joey Barton], I’ve been to the facilities before and I’ve spoken to a few people already here – I just liked everything about it really. There were no negatives when I assessed it all so I want to help bring some success to the club.

“I came here to play football. I’ve played in League One before and there’s a lot of fixtures, it’s as hectic as the Championship. It’s non-stop and that the way football goes I’m just looking forward to playing my part.”

On Fleetwood’s squad…

“I hope that my natural play on the pitch, and speaking to them on a day-to-day basis, will help them and hopefully I can lead by example. The little things that maybe the fans don’t see but I want to be the best I can be and help the club along the way.

“There’s a great mix of experience and young players here. I was impressed with what I saw in training this morning and that can only be good for the club.

“There are some good players here. I played with Jayson [Leutwiler] last year at Blackburn, I played with him for the last few years actually. He’s a great guy, a top goalkeeper and a player with great experience.”


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