“I’m really happy to be here and can’t wait to get started,” was how Jordan Hallam reacted to becoming the Iron’s sixth signing of the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old attacker joins on a free transfer from Sheffield United, penning an 18-month deal, and is looking forward to the prospect of making a big impression at Glanford Park.
He told iFollow Iron: “I just want to try and get in the first team, playing as many minutes and getting as close to it as I can. I’m looking forward to it.
“The fans can expect hard work, and hopefully I’ll create and score lots of goals.
“I like to play just off the striker but can play anywhere in a forward position. I pride myself on scoring and making goals. I operate in the high end of the field so that’s what I try to do.”
Hallam had spent 15 years with the Blades prior to his move to North Lincolnshire, and though disappointed in a way to depart there, he’s excited about the challenge ahead.
He said: “I heard there was interest at the start of the month and it just developed from there over time.
“I think it will be hard when I go back and say goodbye because I’ve been there a long time and there have been people who have helped me through my football. I had been there a long time since the age of five, so it was hard to come away, but I think it’s the right move in my career.
“I’ve been told it’s a great club and I’ve heard a lot about it. I can’t wait to get started really.”
United boss Stuart McCall says Hallam impressed on his first day in training on Thursday, as he gets to know his new team-mates.
The manager explained: “If he produces what he did in training on Thursday he’ll be coming into consideration sooner rather than later. He’s a good young player and all the reports I’ve had and people I’ve spoken to tell me that. Hopefully he can be a good addition for us.
“I know Lee Turnbull (Head of Recruitment) was aware of him when at Sheffield United. He certainly knows where the goal is. He’s a goalscorer/attacking midfield player. He settled into training on day one and looked lively. If not for now, though I’m sure he’ll be desperate to knock on the door and try and get into the first team squad, he will certainly be one for the future.
“He was the top scorer in youth football and can play in a number of positions. We’re glad to get him in now, bed him down and we’ll see how it goes. He’ll get to know all about us too.
“When you’ve been at a club for so long and you don’t think there’s a pathway and chance, sometimes it gives you a spring in your step to go out and try to impress somewhere else. It all augurs well for the future.”
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