Oldham Athletic’s latest signing has big ambitions for the upcoming campaign.
Striker Sam Surridge has signed on a season-long loan from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth.
“I’m really happy to finally get it done, it has been going on for a few weeks,” Surridge explained.
“I came here when I was in Bournemouth's Youth team in a Youth Cup match so I know what the stadium and atmosphere will be like and my first impressions are really good.”
The 20-year-old joined up with the squad and had his first training session this morning.
He believes his style of play will suit Frankie Bunns’ side.
“I like to put myself about and work hard,” he commented.
“I score goals, that’s what I want to do and that’s what I’m here for.
“I want to score as many as I can and get us promoted.”
He has previously experienced League Two football with Yeovil Town last season, where he played 53 times in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.
He believes that experience has set him up well for the challenge ahead.
“It was hard,” he recalled.
“I learnt lots of things about keeping a level head and how to use my body.”
Surridge is also looking forward to work with manager Frankie Bunn.
“The gaffer has said he wants to develop me and with him being an ex-striker that was one of the main reasons I’m here, he can show me a few things.”