Despite not even having trained with his team mates and only signing earlier in the day, the promising young defender was an instant hit with fans as he began a season-long loan from neighbours Nottingham Forest.
“I am really happy to get a start here, get going and hit the ground running,” he smiled.
“It was good to get minutes in my tank.
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“I think I did well, though I think I've got more to give.
“I need to get used to the guys. Obviously I only came in yesterday and unfortunately didn't even get to train.
“The lads have made it easy for me to come into the group. They are a good bunch and I know Swanny and Perchy (Will Swann and James Perch) already. That was another factor that drew me here.”
The deal was finally completed after weeks of talks.
“It has taken a while. I went away with the Forest first team and had a good pre-season out there with them,” he said.
“Part of that was down to the manager and the success he has had – the portfolio he has got.
“I went to the training ground to meet him on Thursday and the training ground speaks for itself. I don't think you'll see another like that in League Two.
“It's close to home and also, hopefully, Forest will be able to come down and watch a few games.”
He added: “I will always give 100 per cent. I like to play as well as defend. But most importantly I am a defender. I can play anywhere along the back.
“I played on the right for Forest at Burton on Tuesday and in the middle last season. I don't mind where I play as long as I am playing.
“I want to play as many games as I can and I want to be playing at the top end of the table. From the clubs that came in I felt this would be the best one for me to be pushing for promotion this year.”