Notts County’s latest new signing Billy Daniels spoke to the media on Thursday, after finalising his move to Meadow Lane on an 18-month contract.
Daniels trained with the Notts squad for the first time since sealing his move from fellow Sky Bet League 1 side Coventry City and said afterwards that Manager Shaun Derry had been a big influence in convincing him to make the move.
He told the assembled journalists: “I came here a couple of weeks ago for a day’s training, with the Manager, he’s very enthusiastic to get young players in, build a youngish team.
“He showed a lot of trust in me, wanted me to come here and play to my potential and get game time and I think that’s what persuaded me in the end.”
Having progressed through the youth ranks to break into the first team at Coventry, Daniels admitted that it was difficult to leave, but the chance to play more regular first team football was too good to turn down.
“I came through the academy system as a scholar, broke into the first team quite young and had a few games, kind of got left out, then the start of last season, played a few games, we were struggling a bit, a few loanees came in and I kind of dropped out of it,” he added.
“This season, I had one or two chances, not many, and then I haven’t really been playing so I thought it was maybe time to move on, Notts County showed a really big interest, so I’m just excited to come and play football.”
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