Arriving at the University of Bolton Stadium on a two-year deal, former Colchester United midfielder Brandon Comley spoke to bwfc.co.uk after agreeing to sign for Ian Evatt’s Wanderers and spoke with excitement at joining his new club.
‘I’m excited to have it all done. I can’t wait to get back into training, get it all underway and meet the lads. There are exciting time ahead.
‘The last few months have been strange. I can’t wait to get back to a bit of normality and back to doing what I love to do; to get underway with what the gaffer wants us to do.
‘For me the move came about quite quickly. The interest was there, so I came up and met the gaffer, and from there I knew that I wanted to come here from the things he was saying and the way he wants to go about things.
‘As a player you want to be ambitious, so hearing that the manager has got the same ideas means that it’s a perfect fit for me really.’
Comley spoke about coming into an environment where expectations will be high, and his hopes of helping the club get back to where he feels it deserves to be.
‘Of course I’ll be able to thrive off the expectations from the staff and the supports, but I don’t really think about those things, I just try to play well every single game. That should be a given.
‘This club deserves to be going upwards rather than the course it has taken recently, so hopefully that’s what we’ll be doing this season.’
Recording the highest pass completion rate in League Two last season, the 24 year-old described his attributes as a player and spoke about a blockbuster of a goal he scored for Colchester last season away at Mansfield Town.
‘I’m quite a versatile midfielder. I’m a grafter but I’d like to say I can play as well. I do fit into most structures and I’ll try to do the best that I can for the club.
‘I wouldn’t say I’m the most prolific goal scorer but every now and then I do like to try get on the scoresheet and they do tend to be decent ones when I do score. I’ll try my luck a few more times this season!
‘I had a few ups and downs at Colchester. The first season was really good and the second season wasn’t my best personally, but last season I hit the ground running and took my opportunity. I really developed there and hopefully I can bring everything I learned into this season.
‘I want to get back into the swing of things but hopefully the fans can get in and watch us as soon as possible as well. I feel like that’s going to be very important for us this year.
'I can’t wait to get back to it; as a footballer it’s what I want to be doing – training and working hard, and hopefully I can do well for this club.’