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ISAAC CHRISTIE-DAVIES PRE-BORO AWAY

14 September 2020

One of the Reds' most recent acquisitions, Isaac Christie-Davies had his first meeting with the press today, ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup.

Joining the Reds on a long-term deal just last week, midfielder Isaac Christie-Davies says he's looking forward to getting in shape so that he can kick-start his career here at Oakwell.

Ahead of the Boro trip on Tuesday evening, Isaac was asked why he chose the Reds.

"I had a few options, both here and abroad," Isaac explained. "But once I spoke to the gaffer here, it was an easy decision for me, I couldn't turn it down.

"This is a good club and the people have been great with me since I arrived. On and off the pitch, I've been welcomed with open arms.

"And the Championship is one of the best leagues in the world, I want to get up to speed and make my mark in the division. It's time I kicked on now."

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After a number of years in the academies of both Chelsea and Liverpool, where he's been a standout performer winning both domestic and European titles, he admits it's time to get down to business at a competitive level.

"I'm a box-to-box player, a number 8 I suppose. But I will play wherever. That's for the manager to decide.

"Hopefully the way I play will help the team, bring something a little different. But for now, I'm working hard with the staff trying to get myself in the best possible shape. 

"I want to play men's football now. It's time to push on.

"I'd love to make my debut tomorrow, but it's been a long time out for me and I have to understand that and be patient. So we'll see."

Leaving the current English champions, Christie-Davies has been in and around a fantastic setting over the last couple of years. 

But he struggled for first team opportunities, up against world class options in both squads.

He doesn't see that as failure though, more that he's developed well and can take positive lessons from the experience.

"I wasn't involved a lot of course, but I was in and around it and training with the first team all the time. It was a great environment to learn in. 

"And of course, the season Liverpool had was amazing.

"I've developed and learnt a hell of a lot. 

"I look at it like it did work out for me at Chelsea and Liverpool, because I was in and around top quality players and staff. And now I'm at a good Championship club ready to kick on."

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If the Reds were to get through the second round tie at Boro tomorrow night, Isaac and his new teammates would have a trip to Chelsea to look forward to.

That's not lost on the 22-year-old who spent most of his formative years at Stamford Bridge. 

"It'd be great of course, I would love that." Isaac stated, smiling.

"But we've to get beyond Middlesbrough first and foremost. There's no point looking at that game until we do the business tomorrow night.

"We know it's not going to be easy at Boro, and we must be better than the weekend for sure."


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