Jordan Thorniley is pleased to finally get his move to Blackpool over the line and is looking forward to what the future may hold.
The 23-year-old joined the Seasiders on New Years Day for an undisclosed fee from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, and is relishing the prospect of being involved at Bloomfield Road and helping Blackpool with their aims for this season and beyond.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge here,” the defender said.
“The club has a fantastic vision after going through some difficult times over the past few years. The vision here matches my own in terms of getting as high up the league as possible and into higher divisions, so it just felt like a perfect fit.
“There were a few clubs who were interested in loan deals for me, but I felt a permanent move here was the best option for me. It gives me a good chance to get settled in a club with a good bunch of lads and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future may hold here.”
Despite Thorniley being a highly rated prospect, he isn’t expecting to come straight into the side, and is aware of the competition he will face to get into Simon Grayson’s starting XI.
“It all depends on what the manager wants to do,” he said.
“I’m here as part of a team. If he wants me to play, then I will do the best I can and give 100% for the club.
“I haven’t come here expecting to walk into the side, because there are some really talented players in this squad. In football you play for your place, so I know I’ve got to dig in and earn the right to play for the manager and for the club.”