New signing Josh Harrop sat down with the media straight after joining Town on loan from Sky Bet Championship side Preston North End until the end of the season.
The Stockport-born forward brings valuable experience to the attacking side of Fleetwood as he’s featured in the Premier League for Manchester United, and scored on his debut, before making almost 100 appearances for the Lilywhites in all competitions.
Here’s what Josh had to say in his first interview:
On the move to Fleetwood…
“I’m delighted to join Fleetwood, it’s a great opportunity to come, get football in my legs, and show what I can do. I want to play football, it’s what I enjoy doing, and that’s why I’m here. I’m hungry for games and work hard for the team and staff here and I hope it goes well whilst at the club.
“It’s been really positive here so far, he [Stephen Crainey] has said that he wants me in the building and at the club. He likes the player that I am, and he thinks I could bring something to the team. I want to play every game I can so that was a big thing about coming here.
“The most important thing for me is playing football and enjoying myself at the same time. I just want to do what I love; I want to be on the pitch rather than in the stands. I want to be scoring goals, creating assists, getting minutes in, and getting every opportunity that I can.”
On his style and the side he’s joined…
“I like to pick the ball up in pockets and play a little bit. I normally like to get the ball at my feet, take a touch, and sometimes a little bit more than others might so I can make things happen. I want to be a creative player in the team and that’s what I am to do.
“The side has been in good form recently; it’s just about getting those three points and turning some games from draws to wins. It’s all about getting the experience and putting it on the pitch. There’s a good group here, I’ve only been here for a day, but I can tell that they’re all good lads.
“I’m like every footballer, you can’t just play one game here, one game there and be amazing, you’ve got to play consistently. It takes five or six games to get fit and get into the rhythm of things so that’s what you need as a player, regular games to make sure you get to your best level of fitness and awareness on the ball.”