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Obadeyi: “I’m Happy To Be Here.”

1 February 2017

Deadline day signing Tope Obadeyi feels he has unfinished business in English football and is hoping to hit the ground running against his former club Chesterfield on Saturday.

The 27-year-old joined Latics yesterday from Dundee United and he is excited to get started with the club.

He said: “I’m happy to be here. 

"It got done last minute on deadline day but I managed to get sorted out with Dundee United and got the call from the gaffer here to come down and hopefully I can help the club stay in the league. 

"I feel like I’ve got a lot to prove in the English game and I feel I can do that here. I’m here to play, get my head down and hopefully keep us in the league.”

Obadeyi has played under manager John Sheridan at Chesterfield and Plymouth Argyle and admitted he was a big draw in his reason to move to the club.

“I have worked with him at two clubs,” he commented. “I feel like I work well under him and we know each other well. 

“He knows my game and I know how he likes to play and how he would want me to play so it was a big plus for me coming down here."

For fans unfamiliar with the player, Obadeyi spoke about his strengths. “I’m a wide man, can play on either flank or up top,” he explained. 

“I like to get at players and my game is mainly to get at the defence and hopefully get some goals and assists on the way. 

“As a winger you get judged on your end product and I hope to bring that to the team and help them stay in the division."

Watch the full interview on LaticsPlayerHD.

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