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Eastwood excited about prospect of first team football

5 July 2019

New loan arrival Jake Eastwood is looking forward to battling it out with Rory Watson for the main goalkeeping jersey this season.

Eastwood has arrived at Glanford Park on a season-long deal from Sheffield United, and the 22-year-old is excited about the prospect of first team football.

The shotstopper told “I’m delighted to be here. I spoke to the manager and I liked what he had to say about the club. At this stage in my career, I want to get some first team games.

“The manager’s told me I’ll be battling it out (with Rory). It’s not going to be a guaranteed thing. I’ll have to fight for a place, and I’m happy to do that.

“I started at Sheffield United when I was 10 and am still there now at 22. I went on an emergency loan to Chesterfield in the league and have had a couple of emergency loans in non-league, but I want to start playing first team football in the league.

“This is massive to me. To come out and get that first team football would be a big thing. I’m coming here looking to show what I can do on the pitch.”

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