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FIRST WORDS | Aidan Finnegan

The midfielder spoke about joining the Sky Blues...

8 October 2020

Aidan Finnegan spoke of his delight at finally agreeing a two-year-deal with the Sky Blues.

The 17-year-old has been training with City for the last few months and has featured in Under-23s and Under-18s fixtures during that time.

However, it was today when he finally put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract and he was happy to finally get it done.

“I’m delighted.” He said.

“It’s been a long time coming to be honest, probably before lockdown and I’ve been here for quite a while now, so it’s just a relief to get it all done and signed.

“I’ve enjoyed it a lot already and since I’ve been here, I’ve been training with the 23s which has helped push me physically and technically and I’ve been getting a lot of game time which is the main thing so it’s probably the best move I could’ve asked for.”

Finnegan joins the Sky Blues following his departure from Birmingham City, where he had spent the last seven years rising through the ranks.

Although admitting it was a tough decision to leave Birmingham, he believes the history at the Sky Blues for producing talent was a draw.

“I think the pathway through to the first team.

“I was at Birmingham since I was ten, so I’ve spent the last seven years there and It was difficult leaving, but I think it’s right for my career.

“I want to keep progressing with the 23s and get as many minutes as possible and also help out the 18s when I can, and I just want to get better and keep improving.

“The style of play as well is something I like and you see it when you train with the first team, the midfielders are very technical and I like to think I play in the same style, so it was quite attractive.”

Having spent the last few months with the 23s, he believes he has already learnt a lot under the coaches at the Sky Blues.

“I think I’ve done quite well.

“I’ve got up to speed with the 23s training quite quickly and I’ve adapted to the games well.

It’s a new formation and a new way of playing but I think I’m up to speed and I think I’m doing well.”


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