Premier Division Waterford sign up Reading duo on loan

Fri, Feb 14 2020

Premier Division Waterford have unveiled the double loan signing of Reading duo Akin Odimayo and Andre Burley.

20-year-old Odimayo joins the Blues after impressing with the Royals underage academy.

“It’s been great since I’ve arrived,” Odimayo said to Waterford’s media team. “Everyone around the club has been really good in helping us to get to know everyone

“Obviously coming in so close to the first day of the season creates a few challenges. Everyone is focused on the St. Pats game on Friday night, and all the boys are working hard in training.

“The training here is so good. It’s at a really high level. In my head, if training is this good, I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing some games.

Also speaking on his move to Waterford was Odimayo’s teammate Burley, who added; “It’s a great club here. It’s a great set up with a really good group of boys in the dressing room. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it here since I landed. 

“Akin and I have been playing together for years now. We both know how the other operates and we tend to play fairly well off each other.

“I’m looking forward to getting out and playing now in front of the fans. I’m one of those players who gives 100% every time.

“An old school defender, but like Akin I fancy myself to play football when I’m on the ball.”

And manager Alan Reynolds added; “I’m really happy with how the boys have settled in since arriving here.

“It shows real professionalism out of them to be able to come in and get the heads down straight away ahead of the first game.

“They are both eager to play and show what they can do. They fit in well in the dressing room, and I think playing first-team football will stand them well in the long run.”