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"I know under Danny and Nicky I have a great chance of progressing and improving."

We speak to latest signing Danny Rowe about joining the Imps on loan from Sky Bet Championship side, Ipswich Town.

3 January 2018

Loan signing Danny Rowe believes that the joining the Imps was down to it being the right setup for him to progress as a footballer.

The Ipswich Town winger joined up with Danny Cowley’s side prior to Christmas, but the deal officially went through on 2nd January, 2018.

The City boss spoke highly of the former Macclesfield Town man, and Rowe was full of praise for the management duo at Sincil Bank, claiming they were key to his move to the Imps.

“I had other options higher up, but it was about coming to the right club to progress, and I knew under Danny and Nicky that I’ve got every chance of progressing here and improving as a player.” The 25-year-old said.

“I did have an option from a League One club that was near the top of the table as well, but after I met up with Dan and Nick I knew that they were the right people to come and work for as I know they will get the best out of me, so that was more important for me.

“I haven’t played in the first team for about 10 weeks at Ipswich, so I came in early to get a lot of work done, with Danny and Nicky sorting me a programme out so it’s coming along nicely and I’m looking forward to it.

The winger was in training prior to the Newport County game before Christmas, and has had time to settle in with the squad and has seen the Christmas victories over Stevenage and Forest Green Rovers at Sincil Bank.

“The players and staff have been very good to me so far, it’s been easy to come and settle in. The lads are doing well at the minute, and there’s positive vibes so it’s a great time to come into it.” He added.

“The position in the league doesn’t lie, and I was excited to see what we had to offer. The fans are unbelievable as well, they’re very good and you can see why the lads are doing so well with them behind them as well.

“The fact that Lincoln are up there does help me too, because I want to win things. I think we’ve got a good chance going forward.”

Rowe’s not an unfamiliar face to City fans, having impressed in Lincoln’s 2-1 win at Moss Rose at the beginning of the National League title-winning campaign.

“I remember coming up against quite a few of the lads. I always remember coming up against Rheady who was a big threat to deal with when I was at Macclesfield, and there’s plenty of good players here.” The Manchester-born man said.

What can Imps fans expect to see from the winger?

“You’ll see lots of energy and attacking play. I’m very direct, I like to create and score goals, as well as working hard for the team.” Rowe said.

“I play a lot now coming off the right, I like to drift in from wide. I can play in the hole, or on the left as well, but I do prefer to play out on the right.

“I’ve got aims and goals that I want to reach, I know that it may take me a couple of games to get up to speed as I haven’t played in a while, but I know as soon as I get those first couple games out of the way I’ll be working towards the goals, and I’m sure I’ll get there.”


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