New signing Ryan Edmondson sat down with the club after putting pen-to-paper and had his first interview as a Fleetwood Town player.
Edmondson – who has joined the Cods on loan from Premier League side Leeds United on a season-long loan – has experience at various levels already in his career as he has played in the Championship, League One, Scottish Premiership, and international youth football, and will join up with Simon Grayson’s side when they return for pre-season at the end of the month.
Here’s what Ryan had to say in his first interview:
On the move…
“It’s a great opportunity at a club that wants to push in League One this year. I’ve experienced the league and games against Fleetwood last year and have seen that it is a great club with a brilliant setup. They’ve got aspirations on what they want to do as a club and that is what every player looks for so I just can’t wait to get started.
“I think it’s a great squad, which has quite a few young players, and I think young squads normally understand each other straight away, so to have youth in the team will be great for everyone. You normally get along so I can’t wait to form those bonds with them and have a good relationship throughout the season.”
On the Head Coach…
“I met the Gaffer over in Weatherby, had a coffee and spoke about my life, football, and various other experiences and said that he’d been watching me for a while now. He explained that he could see the positives in my games at Northampton and sees the potential I’ve got as a young player.
“He wants to express that and show people what I can do – I can’t wait to repay him for that. I want to show him, the staff, and the fans when they get back in my overall game, score a few goals, and see where we can end up.”
On the Leeds United connections…
“I’ve known the Gaffer [Simon Grayson] for a while now and when he played for Leeds [United], I was a fan, so I’ve seen the way he works and what he is all about and when I spoke to him, he sold the club well to me. He spoke about the way he wants to do things and the way he wants to play and what he said suits me down to a tee - it’s a great family club and I can’t wait to get going.
“I’ve spoken to Macca [Max McMillan] about the move already, not Connor [Teale] yet, and said that when you come into somewhere new, especially in football, it’s always a test for you so to have a couple of friendly faces about, it does help you settle in a lot. Having already played against Fleetwood, I know some faces but hopefully, I can form those bonds with the players, and we can get going.”
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