An ex-West Ham defender says he couldn’t refuse Coventry City when he knew they were interested in buying him.
Josh Pask, 21, has joined the Sky Blues on a three-year contract after being at West Ham since the age of eight.
The centre-back spoke to Coventry City’s club website, who shared his excitement about the new role.
He said: “As soon as I found out they were interested in signing me, I couldn’t not take the offer”
“I thought it was a great club. Obviously they were pushing for promotion but just missed out on it last year, so I was proper interested and glad I am here now.”
“It was great at West Ham. I was there for a long time, from the age of eight until now at 21, so a long, long time.
“I feel like they helped me a lot and got me to the place I am today, so I give them thanks.”
While this is his first move from West Ham, Pask has some football league experience while playing at Gillingham and Dagenham and Redbridge.
The youngster said that he thinks that experience of men’s football should help him know what to expect before he starts playing.
The six foot and two inch centre-back told Coventry City what the fans should expect from him.
“I’d describe myself as a technical player”, said the 21-year-old.
“I’ve got good height and good strength, willing to get on the ball and make things happen from a defensive position.
“I will be trying to as many games in as possible, really trying to kick on and hopefully help the team get into automatic promotion.”
This is shrewd business from Coventry, who will be trying to do the best they can on their fairly shoestring budget.
Pask appears to be really motivated for this move, and that can only be a good thing for the Sky Blues.
With Jordan Willis’ future looking in the balance, Pask looks like he could be a long term replacement for him. While Pask has a lot to prove, it is a low-risk deal with a real possibility of making a healthy profit.