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FIRST WORDS: Tayo Adaramola

Defender talks for first time since putting pen to paper…

27 July 2022

The Sky Blues latest summer signing, Tayo Adaramola, shared his excitement after confirming his season-long loan move from Premier League side Crystal Palace.

After Crystal Palace wrapped up their pre-season tour of Singapore and Australia, the 18-year-old visited the Sky Blues lodge to seal his 2022/23 loan spell.

Talking to the club in his first interview, Adaramola expressed his delight at linking up with the Sky Blues and revealed his ambitions for the upcoming campaign.

“I’m buzzing and I’m excited to be a part of a big club with a great history, so I can’t wait to get started.

“The Gaffer had a big interest in me and a desire to play me. It’s a big club that has been in the Premier League and I believe they can still get to that level, they have good history so I’m excited.

“Like many, I hate losing and I want to win as many games as possible for the fans and the club. The more games we win, the more chance we have to get to the Premier League and that was the first thought on my mind.

“Playing minutes is all you want to do as a footballer because that’s the way you improve, so hopefully I can play as many minutes as possible.

“I’ve had a lot of talks with people close to me and they told me how I need to express myself when I’m playing against top teams in the Championship, so I’m hoping I can learn from that and come in and perform.”

Crowned Palace Under-18s Player of the Season, last year, the defender gave a quick insight into what the Sky Blues fans can expect from him this season.

“Energy, for one. I’ll run until I get cramp so if then fans see me cramping they’ll know that’s my time done.

"Positivity going forward when carrying the ball, but defending well, trying to get as many crosses in and beat players.

“I love both sides of the game and I think both sides of the game are really important and I’m coming here to try and express myself as much as possible.

“Under-18s is less intense and you’ve got a lot more time and space to do what you want, so here my decision making will have to be quicker and I hope that it will improve me as a player.

“I’m excited. Not often from playing Under-18s do you play in-front of fans and stuff like that, so it will be a dream come true.”

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