New Grimsby Town signing Moses Ogbu says he’s ready for life in Sky Bet League Two, after joining Michael Jolley’s side ahead of the 2019-20 season.
The 28-year-old became the Mariners’ third summer signing earlier today, as he made the move to Blundell Park on a one-year deal, after leaving Saudi Arabian club Al-Ain.
And Ogbu, who came up against Town boss Jolley in the Swedish Allsvenskan where he spent nine years with IK Sirius, is now raring to go in the EFL.
Speaking in his first interview as a Grimsby Town player, exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “It feels really, really great – I’m really happy to be here.
“I’m so pleased that everything is done now. I’ve also got around the town a little bit today, and there are people who you can talk to around the streets, and that’s important.
“It is really important that I’ve found myself in a place where I can mingle with others, and I think it’s the right place for me.
“I follow English football a lot, and when you speak about English football what comes to mind is the physical part.
“But I think mentally, too, you have to be ready, and that applies to anywhere you go actually – it’s not just English football.
“So, mentally, coming here I’m very ready. It’s just waiting to get going with the team, which I’m looking forward to.”
And the forward, who can play anywhere in the front line, praised Jolley for the confidence he showed in him ahead of the transfer.
He said: “It’s the coach, and the resilience he’s shown to bring me here.
“He’s seen me, and I’ve played against him, and once we talked I was convinced this was the right place to come.
“He said I would fit in with how he wants to play, and that he’s seen my style of play and that I’ll fit in in League Two.
“That’s just what I want to hear – playing for a coach who really wants you to be in the team.
“That gives you a lot of confidence, and that’s what you need to succeed anywhere you go, so that’s what really won me over.”
Watch the full interview exclusively on iFollow Mariners.