New signing settles straight in with the U's
New signing Joe Skarz trained with the U’s for the first time today after joining from Rotherham United on Saturday. The 25-year-old left-sided defender was introduced to the crowd shortly before the 2-2 draw with Exeter City and will be hoping to be involved for the first time when the U’s travel to Stevenage on Saturday in Sky Bet League 2.
“I’d have loved to have been involved but circumstances meant I couldn’t play on Saturday. I came down, completed the paperwork, met the lads and then watched the game and now I’m raring to go” he told Yellow Player.
Joe has the advantage of knowing several of the United squad already:
“I played with Johnny Mullins and Danny Hylton at Rotherham- Mulls was captain when we won promotion from this division, and I was with Micky Collins at Huddersfield right at the start of my career” he told us.” I spoke with all three of them and they only had positive things to say about the club.”
Able to play left-back or as a left–sided centre half, Joe has racked up over 300 senior appearances since starting at Huddersfield Town. We asked him what the United fans could expect of him:
“I’m a defender so the priority is to keep the ball out of our net but I like to think I can add things going forward as well. I’m quite experienced for my age and have won promotion from this division twice now with Bury and Rotherham.
“Back to back promotions and playing at Wembley has been good but football moves on and I’m hoping to being part of a successful side here. Michael Appleton had laid out his plans to me and I’m really looking forward to it.
“On paper this team looks as though it can be right up there challenging as well. For some reason that hasn’t happened as yet but it is all about keeping positive and get a couple of wins on the bounce and everyone starts looking upwards.”
See the full interview in Yellow Player right now.