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Town opportunity ‘too good to turn down’ admits Sutton

3 February 2023

Club News

Town opportunity ‘too good to turn down’ admits Sutton

3 February 2023

Deadline day signing Levi Sutton has revealed the opportunity to sign for Town was one which he couldn't let pass, as the clock ran down on deadline day.

The midfielder joined us from fellow League Two side Bradford City. During his time there, the 25-year-old registered close to 100 appearances for the Bantams.

“Coming here was an opportunity I couldn't really turn down. I have worked with the gaffer in the past and I am really pleased to be here. I can't wait to pull the shirt on and get to work.”

“I know a lot of the boys here and they all speak very highly of the club and the environment around training. Obviously, I have played against the team quite a few times and I know the style of football the club plays and that is one which I wanted to get on board with and play.”

Sutton is no stranger to Town's yellow and black, having spent a brief spell at the club on loan in 2018. However, five years later, Sutton believes his experiences have allowed him to develop as a player.  

“I have matured a lot, I have played a lot of games since my last spell here. Hopefully, that experience has made me a better player and I can play my part in pushing the team up the table.

“Coming in I know there is a lot of competition for places but I think I thrive in that competition. That is something which will improve the team but hopefully helps me individually as well which I am excited to be a part of.”

The box-to-box midfielder highlighted Town's FA Cup victory over his former side as a stand-out for the togetherness displayed by his new team mates.

“The game in the FA Cup earlier in the season really stands out for me. You could see the team spirit across the pitch and the brand of football that they implemented, so when the opportunity came up to join that I jumped at it.”

After his first session yesterday, Sutton also detailed the discussions he had with Simon Weaver about his role within the side.

“I've spoken to the gaffer and he said about enjoying myself while I am here. Obviously, he knows what he will get from me as a player and he has made it clear he wants me to express myself and help the team out in any way I can.”

The 25-year-old could be set to make his Town debut on Saturday as we travel North to face Carlisle. Having faced up against The Blues earlier in the season, Sutton insisted Town must be on top form if they are to collect anything from the match.

“I have played them with Bradford. They're a good team, full of energy and we will have to be at our very best to get something from the game.

“With the quality we have in the dressing room there is no reason why we can't go there and get a result but it's a good opportunity for us to test ourselves against a very good team in this division.”

When asked about the possibility of making his debut, the former Bradford man insisted he will be ready should he be selected.

“I am raring to go. I probably haven't played as many games as I would have like this season but I am ready now to help this team push up the league.”

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