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Ginnelly Looking To Learn From Gaffer

1 January 2019

New signing Josh Ginnelly is hoping to learn as much as possible from new manager Alex Neil and is looking forward to working under the PNE boss.

The winger became the manager's first signing of 2019, joining on a two-and-a-half year deal from Walsall, and speaking to iFollow PNE on his arrival, the 21-year-old spoke of his excitement about the move.

"I'm delighted to be here, I can tell the way the manager works, it's going to be good for me and I can only get better." He told the club's media channel. "I've seen what he's done with Callum and a few of the other boys as well so I can't wait to get going and work under him."

"It's been proved that almost every winger the gaffer has had, he's got them to the Premier League or made them twice as good as they were when they came in so I will be taking everything his says on board and trying to do everything he says.

Ginnelly is not eligible to feature against Rotherham United on New Year's Day, and as he is cup-tied for the visit of Doncaster Rovers, his first opportunity could come against Swansea City at Deepdale on Saturday 12th January.

The winger feels that is a positive, giving him time to get to settle in to the squad before taking to the pitch.: "I've got ten days now to keep training, working hard and hopefully when the 12th comes I'm ready to chip in however I can.

"I will work hard and whatever he says I will take on board and I've got ten days to get the understanding of what he wants and then if I get a game I will know what is expected of me.

"I was at the Villa game at the weekend and being in that atmosphere was crazy, the fans were roaring and I just can't wait to get going to be honest."

Having come through the ranks at Aston Villa as a youngster, there are a few familiar faces for Josh already at Springfields, though he admits he already feels at home due to the welcoming nature of the dressing room.

"The boys have been fantastic with me and welcomed me in, Daniel Johnson brought me in and showed me around, introduced me to all the boys so I've fit right in and I just can't wait to get going now.

"There are a few familiar faces, the likes of Callum, DJ, Graham as well, but more Callum really because I used to stay in a hotel with him and things like that so it was nice to see a familiar face."

Watch the full interview with Josh on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video above.


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