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Eggert Jonsson wants to put right experience in English football with Fleetwood Town

9 July 2015

New Fleetwood Town signing Eggert Jonsson says he wants to banish the memory of successive relegations in English football by taking Fleetwood Town to the next level.

The 26-year-old was part of the Wolverhampton Wanderers squad that suffered the drop from the Premier League to League 1 in two seasons.

But the Icelandic international insists he is back to make a positive impact on these shores, and is looking forward to displaying his talents to the Highbury faithful.

“I’m very happy to be here. I’m looking forward to being a part of the great build up that’s going on so I’m excited," he told Fleetwood's official website.

“It’s a good challenge for me to be back in England after a few years away, and hopefully I can push on now.

“I came down to Wolves after leaving Hearts and it didn’t really work out for me there which was frustrating. We got relegated from the Premier League and then were relegated from the Championship, so looking back on things I wish they would have gone differently.

“I can’t really think about that anymore as I’m just really happy to be back over here, and want to use the chance again to help Fleetwood achieve things.

“You have a point to prove whenever you join a new club. You’ve got to get to know the players and staff, and I just want to show people what I’m capable of."

Jonsson would also love to play at next summer's European Championships with Iceland, and hopes good form in the coming campaign with the Cod Army will see him return to the international fold.

“Iceland are doing very well at the moment,” he added.

“Unfortunately I haven’t been in the last few squads as I’ve missed out through injury. It’s really exciting times there and they look likely to qualify for the European Championships next year, so hopefully I can get back in and be a part of something exciting.”




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