McGeady – This is a massive club with a fantastic manager

    McGeady – This is a massive club with a fantastic manager

    New signing Aiden McGeady has spoken of his joy of joining a massive club and also linking up with a manager that has wanted to sign him for ages.

    Roberto Martinez has made no secret of the fact that he has looked to sign the Irishman in the past while at Wigan Athletic and he has been delighted to finally secure his man, but Mcgeady is ready to work hard to get in the team and admits that he will have to in order to secure a starting position

    He told “Roberto has been quite vocal that he has been after me for a while – before, when he was manager of Wigan as well. It is good to know that the manager likes me so much as a player. That was a big pull for me and the way he sets his team up should hopefully get the best out of me as well.

    “I was close to going to Wigan but at the time I was injured and there were a couple of little things we couldn’t get ironed out. But it is one of those things and it has worked out for the best I think.

    “It is a big compliment, the fact he has been after me for a while. But the hard work for me starts now. I need to get myself fit and try to get myself in the team. Obviously, there is big competition for places so we will see what happens.

    “This is something I’ve wanted for a long time – the chance to play in the Premier League. And obviously the chance to come to a massive club like this with a fantastic manager was just too good to turn down.”

    McGeady hasn’t played since November and has hardly trained since then, so he knows he has a lot of work to do in order to get match fit, but he says that the clubs recent warm weather training in the canary islands was beneficial and also gave him a good chance to get to know his team mates.

    He added: “The Tenerife trip is something I needed. The first day was difficult, getting back into it, but the days after that were great. All the manager’s training sessions are based on football, which is refreshing for me.

    “I’ve only trained for three or four days and not played since November. I got to know the boys while I was away this week and got some training and had my first touch of a ball. I’m not 100 per cent just yet, but if the manager thinks I can offer something then I will try to do everything I can.”


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