Sheffield Wednesday’s on loan right back Jordan Spence has revealed a thirst for playing regular first team football was behind his move from Premier League West Ham.
The 23-year-old Londoner has had temporary spells at Leyton Orient, Scunthorpe and Bristol City before arriving at Wednesday in time to start at Middlesbrough on August 31.
He said:“Every player wants to play football regularly. I’ve been the same since my very first move on loan at 18 when I went to Leyton Orient. Even at that age I knew it was about getting out there and playing competitive football. I’m grateful for the opportunity and hopefully I can make Wednesday a better team.”
Spence said being prepared to move around between clubs and divisions is part and parcel of life as a developing young footballer.
However, he also explained that not every player is open to being loaned out.
“I signed for West Ham when I was 15 and I’ve made secret that my desire is to play regularly in their first team,” he said. “But I want to play football and unfortunately I wasn’t doing that there on a regular basis.
“Each person has their own prerogative and perspective. I know on certain occasions when I would have maybe liked to have gone out on loan it’s not always available.
“It’s not always black and white. It’s a great fit for me here. I understand I’m at an age now where I need to be playing regularly.
“Everything is driven from a personal perspective and I want to go out and show how good a footballer I am.”
Meanwhile Wednesday have revealed that George Swan’s loan move from Manchester City is for the full season and Gary Madine, who was convicted last week of actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm, is training with Carlisle while awaiting sentencing.