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INTERVIEW: Josh Pask speaks after joining Coventry City

18 June 2019

Defender Josh Pask jumped at the chance to join Coventry City once he heard of the Sky Blues interest.

“I’m proper excited,” said the 21-year-old, after it was confirmed that he had signed a three-year deal with Coventry City.

“I found out a few weeks ago. As soon as I found out they were interested in signing me, I couldn’t not take the offer.”

The Sky Blues’ ambition for the upcoming season were important in Pask agreeing to make the move.

“I thought it was a great club. Obviously they were pushing for promotion but just missed out on it last year, so I was proper interested and glad I am here now.”

Pask has progressed through the West Ham United Academy and joins the Sky Blues following the conclusion of his deal with the London club.

“It was great at West Ham. I was there for a long time, from the age of 8 until now at 21, so a long, long time.

“I feel like they helped me a lot and got me to the place I am today, so I give them thanks.”

The defender has experience of League One football from a loan spell at Gillingham, as well as a period at Dagenham and Redbridge, and he believes that will assist as he settles in at the Sky Blues.

“I think it will help. I was at Gillingham and the season before I was at Dagenham as well. I’ve got a bit of experience playing in league, men’s football so it should help me so I know what I am going into at Coventry.”

As you may expect from a West Ham academy product, the 6 foot 2” defender is a player with the footballing ability to match the physical strengths he possesses.

“I’d describe myself as a technical player,” said the 21-year-old.

“I’ve got good height and good strength, willing to get on the ball and make things happen from a defensive position.

“I will be trying to as many games in as possible, really trying to kick on and hopefully help the team get into automatic promotion.”

Josh has busied himself during the summer break by volunteering and doing charity work in Romania, as part of a charity he runs alongside a group of fellow footballers.

“I’m with a charity called F3 – it’s a Christian charity.

“A bunch of footballers run it, including myself. We went out in Romania, just off the city of Cluj, to do some charity work, speak to the local people and help them out a bit.

“I’m hopefully looking to do some more of that in the future in various other places around the world. It was a great time, and a very humbling experience as well.

“I’m glad to be back and now I’m looking forward to pre-season.”


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