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It's great to be back

16 August 2013

Philliskirk on his return to Boundary Park

New-signing Danny Philliskirk says it's great to be back at Boundary Park where his career began.

The 22-year-old striker, a free agent, has signed non-contract forms and is named in the squad for tomorrow's Sky Bet League 1 match at Peterborough.

Philliskirk (pictured), who has spent seven weeks training at Doncaster, is looking forward to trying to win a permanent contract with Latics.

He said: "It is exciting to be back. When I had the opportunity to train here for a few days I jumped at the chance.

"I have loved being back here and the challenge is to try and get into the team and to do well.

"I have come in late and other players are ahead so I have to work hard and try to impress."

Philliskirk added he felt at home as he already knew Anton Rodgers, Connor Brown and Jose Baxter along with James Tarkowski and David Mellor from his previous spell at the club before he signed for Chelsea as a 17-year-old.

He describes the four years spent at Chelsea as a great experience, though he never progressed beyond the reserves.

Philliskirk then had spells at Sheffield United and Coventry City saying neither worked out as he had hoped.

"I may not have bundles of experience in terms of playing games, but I was in the squad for matches at both clubs nearly every week," he explained.

Philliskirk is a versatile player but his preferred is the No 10 role just behind the front man, though he is happy to play as an out-and-out striker.

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