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'Twitter has brought me closer to fans'

24 January 2013

William Edjenguele has become well known for his Twitter exploits...

Coventry City defender William Edjenguele believes his exploits on social media site Twitter has brought him closer to the fans. 

The French centre-half, who moved to the club in the summer from Greek club Panetolikos, has become an instant hit amongst the City faithful due to his consistent performances in the starting line-up.

He has also become well known for his interaction with fans on the social media channel, running regular competitions for his worn match-shirts and sharing his thoughts on his performances.

The 25-year old believes it is a ‘great way to have fun with fans’ and hopes the fans have enjoyed getting to know him off the pitch.

Edjenguele said: “I am not trying to overdo it on Twitter, I am just trying to be myself as I know fans like to get to know the players and Twitter is a great way of doing that.

“I think it is positive to interact with the fans because they get to know me, but also I get to know the people I am playing for.

“That is important.  I really enjoy it but it isn’t something I take to seriously as well. I do spend some time on it but obviously I can’t do it during training.”

Cyrus Christie, David Bell, Nathan Cameron and Conor Thomas also have a presence on the social media channel, and regularly interact with City fans.

The Paris-born defender continued by saying he believes being on Twitter can also act as an extra motivation.

He added: “I know other players like Cyrus Christie and Conor Thomas are on it as well which is good. 

“I don’t think I write too much about my personal life. It is good if the fans feel they are close to us as we all want the best for the club.

“Also, we have to perform as I don’t think it would be very fun if we were losing each week or I was playing badly.

“It is almost like an extra motivation to do well and I hope everyone continues to have fun.”

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