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8 November 2012

Striker raring to go for the weekend

New signing Simon Church can’t wait to get going in a Huddersfield Town shirt – and he told that he is ready to make an impact this Saturday against Barnsley! 

The striker has been linked with a move away from Reading regularly during the summer and has joined Town on an emergency one month loan until December 8 inclusive.

“I have been waiting since the start of the season to go out on loan; I knew that my chances at Reading were going to be limited this year,” said Simon.

“I worked hard and did well in pre-season, but I knew it was going to be difficult. It has been frustrating, especially as I knew that Huddersfield was interested. It has been a case of just waiting until I was let out and now that I am here, I can’t wait to get going.”

He continued: “I am not really sure what the hold-up was. I think my contract may have been an issue and also the fact that Reading wanted me around to provide cover. An opportunity never fell my way and I am happy that I have been allowed out and have a chance to play.” 

The striker, who will wear the number 20 shirt during his one month stay, has plenty of experience at Championship level and was a part of the Reading side who gained promotion to the Premier League last term.

“I know what this League is all about,” said Simon. “I have got plenty of experience at this level and obviously got promoted with Reading last year when we won the title. There are a lot of good, youthful experienced players in the squad and I am hopeful that I will be able to add to that and play my part.

“All I want to do is play football; I have played reserve games at Reading this season and played for Wales, but that isn’t the same as playing week in, week out at senior level. It is a great standard of football in the Championship and playing in it is something I want to play doing on a weekly basis.”

The 23 year-old, who has played 19 times for Wales, consulted with former Town loanee Sean Morrison before making the trip up north. 

“I spoke to Sean before I left and he loved it up here. He said a lot of good things about the Manager, the Club, the players and the fan base. I have been watching Town’s results during the course of the season and they have done really well. Hopefully I can come in and help them continue that.

“I have kept myself very fit and strong and know that I am ready to play whenever I am given the chance. Hopefully I will get the nod on Saturday and help the team to a victory.”

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