Richards is 'ideal' - Robertson
Dave Robertson is very excited about the prospect of bringing young talent Jordan Richards into his squad after completing the loan signing today from Notts County.
He feels that he has all the attributes needed to fit in with his style of play and will bring plenty to the team.
The 18-year-old is a player known to Robertson for a number of years: “He is an exciting talent. I know him from playing against by teams at Peterborough United for Notts. County so I was aware of him from then and through his loan spell with Boston United. I have a good partnership and link with Guy Branston, the chief scout and head of youth at Notts County so I spoke with him, they brought him through their system.
“From what I have seen of him play and the background checks I have done he will be an ideal one for us. I think he will be really good this year and he is relishing the challenge of coming over.”
Richards can operate in a number of position both in midfield and across the defence but it’s in midfield Robertson sees as his primary role with the Bit o’Red: “I see him playing as a midfielder, he is really excellent there. But also he can provide cover at the back. With the squad we have, where we are going for quality over quantity, we need to have players who can cover a number of position so he is ideal. He has a very good passing range and can break up the play with his tackling so I see him playing a very big role for us in this season.
“It’s excellent for young players to come over here. He is one that we know has experienced senior football. So we know that he can cope with that and can manage the physicality of it, and the league here in Ireland will be physical this year. He gives us good quality in possession which is what our game will be about. He also provides the ability get control of the game and will get us passing and playing with a purpose and energy. I am really pleased to have got his signing.
“He has slotted into the group really well since he came over and has found his feet quickly. I have been really impressed with his energy which will help with his box to box game and be able to chip in with a few goals.”