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INTERVIEW: Justin Obikwu delighted to sign first professional contract

20 July 2023

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Justin Obikwu delighted to sign first professional contract

20 July 2023

After signing his first professional contract, Justin Obikwu is looking to get his head down and continue his hard work.

The striker, who recently found the back of the net against Forest Green Rovers in a pre-season fixture, has put pen to paper on his first deal.

Since the return to training, Obikwu has spent his time with the first team at the Sky Blue Lodge, something he feels he has benefitted from.

 

Agreeing his first contract…

“It’s been a good time here and I’m delighted to sign my first professional contract.

“I’ve been working hard so I’m really happy to earn my first contract.”

 

Last season…

“At the end of last season, I was consistently scoring and getting goals and assists and that was what was wanted from me, and it was my aim as well.

“I achieved what I wanted. I could have done better at the start, but I feel like I improved.”

 

Training with the first team…

“It’s been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed it.

“I’ve been quite positive the last few days and I’ve been happy and training with the senior players is a good experience.”

 

Aims and personal attributes…

“I’m a striker who likes holding the ball up and I’ve got pace and speed.

“Being involved with the first team as much as possible is my aim now, to try and get my name out there.

“I set targets, but they’re just rough targets. Hopefully as the season goes on, they will be fulfilled.”

 

Playing games…

“Getting back on the pitch is the main thing I was looking forward to.

“The break was good, but I enjoy playing games and I just can’t wait to get back out there.”

 


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