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INTERVIEW: Abu Ogogo Can't Wait To Get Started

The midfielder agreed to join the Sky Blues earlier this week...

28 June 2018

Earlier this week, the Sky Blues agreed to sign midfielder Abu Ogogo from Shrewsbury Town upon the expiry of his contract.

Abu put pen to paper on a three year-deal with City and became the sixth signing of the summer, as Mark Robins and his side prepare for life in League One, following promotion back in May. 

The 28 year-old admitted the size of the club and the ambition the manager has was a big pull in agreeing to join City.

“It feels good to get it done, it’s been a long time coming.

“It was a long drawn out process and I took my time to make a decision over my future during the summer, I didn’t want to rush into anything, but I’m delighted it’s all got sorted and now I can’t wait to get started.

“The size of the club was a big pull and the ambition and speaking to the manager, he is on the same page as me, we’re both very ambitious and he said he is going to improve me as a player and there’s always room for improvement which is nice to hear as a player.

“Obviously I know a few of the lads who play for Coventry at the moment and they only had good things to say and I feel like it’s the right decision.”

Abu played with Junior Brown at Shrewsbury Town as well as Jack Grimmer a year previously when Jack spent the season on loan at New Meadow.

He also played alongside Jodi Jones and Liam O’Brien whilst he was at Dagenham & Redbridge and he said they only had good things to say about Coventry City.

“It feels nice to go into an environment when you know a few of the people already.

“I know Junior (Brown) and Jack Grimmer from Shrewsbury and Jodi (Jones) and Liam O’Brien from my time at Dagenham, so there’s a couple I know already which will help me to settle in, but even if I joined and didn’t know anyone at the club I’m sure the boys would’ve made me feel welcome anyway.

“I have played in League One for quite a few season now, I’ve had a season when I was fighting relegation and I’ve had a season where I’ve been fighting at the top for promotion so I’ve done it all really in this league.

“I hope it puts me in good stead and I hope with Coventry we are pushing up at the top end of the table like I did last season with Shrewsbury and hopefully I can use my experience to help those around who might need it.”

With the players set to report back for pre-season training on Monday, attentions start to turn to the start of the 2018/19 season and Abu is looking forward to getting his Coventry career underway.

“The aim for me personally is to play as many games as I can, hopefully stay fit and help the team win every game and try and bring as much to the team as I can and hopefully I have a good season personally and we have a good season collectively.

“I cant wait till Monday.

“It was a long season last season and a short summer, so it has been a quick turnaround but now everything is sorted I cant wait to get going, I’m really excited.”


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