Deadline day signing Jay Spearing says he feels right at home at Bolton Wanderers.
The 23-year-old was at Euxton early on Friday morning to ink a season-long loan deal from fellow north-west outfit Liverpool.
And speaking exclusively to Wanderers Player prior to his first training session, Spearing explained how friend and former Liverpool team-mate David Ngog had played a key role in his decision to sign.
“I know quite a few of the lads here. Obviously David (Ngog) from when he was with me at Liverpool and also Chris Eagles from playing against him when he was involved with the Manchester United youth and reserve teams.
“I spoke to David a few times on the phone and he had nothing but great things to say about the club.
“I think it’s a great move for myself. I’ve seen the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere come here and they’ve gone onto great things.
“With the manager and the players we’ve got here we can certainly fight for promotion back to the Premier League.
“It’s an ideal move for me. I think it was time for me to come and get games and I think Bolton’s style will suit me. I’ve had a few chats with the manager and he really made me feel wanted – his passion for the football club really came across.
“I’ve obviously played in the Premier League for the last couple of years, and now coming down to this level with these lads who all have similar top flight experience there’s no doubt that we all want to be back there playing week in week out.
“Ideally we want to miss out the play-offs and go straight back up automatically. If it does come to the play-offs then it’s obviously something we’ll deal with there and then.”