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Donacien: I am ready to come here and play

22 January 2021


Donacien: I am ready to come here and play

22 January 2021

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New signing Janoi Donacien spoke to the media after joining Fleetwood Town on loan until the end of the season on Friday afternoon.

St. Lucia-born Donacien has a lot of experience at League One level and has made over 200 appearances so far in his career, which has spanned over the last seven years and has now joined the Cod Army after the club fought off multiple clubs for his signature.

Here’s what Janoi had to say:

On the move…

“I was ready to come up here and play. I spoke to the manager and speaking to him made me want to come here, it helped me with my decision so much. I got a really good vibe from Simon [Wiles], the way he wants to play, and where he sees the club going forward and that was it for me.

“Every day is a learning experience, but I have loved it here so far, starting with the talk I had with the manager yesterday, everyone has been really welcoming to me. I know Sam [Finley], I was at Accrington with Sam, so that helps.

“I love playing football, I’ll play wherever the manager will want to play me, I’ve always said this. I’m happy to play anywhere but I am a right-back at the end of the day so that is where I want to be playing.”

On what fans can expect…

"I’m a solid right-back, so defensively, we are going to try and keep a lot more clean sheets and I will do everything I can to try for the team. We want to be more secure, that was in the squad meeting this morning and I want to be up and down, attacking and defending. I want to get better at creating chances from where I am.

“With me coming in, I hope I can do well at this place, play as many games as I can. I feel like I’ve been in that mode for a while now, when I was at Accrington, I just wanted to play games and get myself out there just to show what I could do.

“You need to stay strong because football is as much mental as it is physical, so you just have to keep pushing for yourself really – I’ll go until I am running into the ground.”

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