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Hanley: It Was A No Brainer

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sat 10 Mar 2018
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FC Halifax Town new boy Raheem Hanley said his loan move from Northampton Town was a ‘no brainer’.

Hanley, a left back by trade, joins from the SkyBet League One outfit having previously spent time at Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City.

The 24 year old cited new boss Jamie Fullarton as a major contributing factor in his decision to move to the MBi Shay Stadium.

He also gave a description of what the fans should expect to see from him during his playing days in the blue and white strip of Halifax.

‘Mainly came here because of the manager,’ he said.

‘I know how he likes to play and the fact he was interested in me as a player and believed in me, it was a no brainer really.

‘He knew me from Blackburn Rovers, and then I played against him for Swansea City when he was at Nottingham Forest so he’s quite familiar with me.

‘When he got the job here my agent got into contact with him and that’s how it all started really.

‘I’m an attacking full back who likes to get forward, I enjoy one on one defending and I like to get shots off, and hopefully I’m able to show those qualities.’

Hanley has already partaken in a couple of training sessions with the rest of his team mates, who have welcomed the new arrival already.

Despite admitting that he didn’t know anybody at the club, he has already befriended a certain Mancunian wing wizard.

‘I’ve had a few training sessions so far,’ he began.

‘I’ve settled in good, the boys have been welcoming and have made me feel welcome.

‘I knew nobody here coming in, but Matty Kosylo has been the one I’ve mainly spoken to

Upon joining Halifax, he listed what he wished to achieve during his stay in this part of West Yorkshire.

The Blackburn born full back joins a side which already has two established left backs, with Scott McManus and Josh Wilde already battling it out for a starting berth in the first team.

However, Hanley possesses many strings to his bow, as he can play is a variety of positions including central midfield and left wing.

He reiteraed his desire to his very best for the squad regardless of where on the pitch he is placed by the manager.

‘I just want to get some games, reach my full potential and help the team as much as I can really,’ he explained.

Wherever I’m told to play I’ll try my best, it’s just wherever the manager sees me playing is ultimately where I play.


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