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INTERVIEW: Made up when I got the call

22 February 2013

Jordan Mustoe on coming to United

Defender Jordan Mustoe made his way up to Brunton Park this morning and was immediately thrown in at the deep end as he completed his first training session with his new team mates only to be hi-jacked by the waiting press.

And having just been introduced to the admin staff, we whisked him into the Derek Lacey Media Suite to face the questions ... but not before the obligatory photo-call had completed.

“I didn’t really hear about the Carlisle United interest in me until last night,” he told us.

“I was out with my girlfriend and, when I got back, I was told that Greg [Abbott] had called and left a message with my dad. 

“I was more than happy about it and I was looking forward to getting up here. I trained with the lads first thing and they seem like a great group. There are some very good players and I’m looking forward to working with them all.”

“I’ve had loan spells at League Two so this is going to be a step up,” he admitted. “It’s a move I think I’m more than capable of though. I learned a lot when I was out on loan on those occasions and I think that will stand me in good stead here. 

“I’ve played in the FA Cup a couple of times for Wigan as well, and I think that was a great achievement for me. It’s brilliant to train and play with the lads down there because I feel like I learn something new every day.

“This move will help me get some more good experience and it will show that I can handle this level. My aim has to be to challenge for the first team with Wigan so I want to come here and do my best. Being here until the end of the season helps. I just want to enjoy every moment of it and try to help the club back up to where it should be.”

Talking about what the fans can expect to see, he said: “I’m fairly quick so I like to think that there won’t be too many wingers who will get past me that way. I like to get forward when I can but I’ll always choose the right time to do that. I can be aggressive when it’s needed and I like a tackle ... maybe a bit too much to be honest. Hopefully I’ll get it all working together.

“I’m very confident in my own ability and I feel really fit at the moment. Fingers crossed I’ll go straight into the team and we can take it from there.”

“Carlisle United is a club that likes to play football and that suits me,” he said. “The manager wants us to work that way and it’ll good to be part of it. I was made up when I got the call so I’m just determined to make the most of it.

“If I do get the nod to play on Saturday then it’ll be a massive moment for me. MK Dons are a decent side and it would be a great game for me to make my debut in, especially when it’s at home.”

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