"The gaffer's got something going here and I'm excited to be a part of it. I'm looking forward to impressing him more over the coming weeks and hopefully get myself a place in the team."
New Grimsby Town signing Harry Cardwell says he can't wait to play in front of the club's fans this season.
The 20-year-old striker signed for the Mariners this morning, after scoring four goals in pre-season so far, and he's been full of praise for the Blundell Park faithful.
Speaking on iFollow from the team's pre-season training camp in Devon, he said: “It's a big club, I'm from the area so I know the club well, I know the fanbase that it's got, and I know that it's absolutely massive.
“I'm looking forward to playing in front of the fans.
“There's no point being involved in competitive football if you're not going to strive to get promoted or win the league, or anything like that, so you've got to be pushing the limits and reaching for the best possible outcome.
“I'm delighted to be here. It took a while to get over the line, but I'm really happy to be here and looking forward to the season ahead.
“The first couple of days I settled in quite well, they're a great bunch to get involved with and really easy to fit in so the lads were great in welcoming me in.”
Cardwell added that he thinks Town boss Russell Slade is creating something special at Blundell Park ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
“The gaffer's got something going here and I'm excited to be a part of it.
“I'm looking forward to impressing him more over the coming weeks and hopefully get myself a place in the team.
“I like to get in behind and cause problems for the defence. Obviously, ultimately, any striker wants to get themselves on the scoresheet and get some goals so that's what I'll be aiming to do,” he said.
Town are away at Bideford AFC tomorrow and Tavistock AFC on Thursday.