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"It was a massive statement"

2 September 2019

Jake Hesketh is looking forward to getting out in front of the City fans after joining the club from Premier League side, Southampton on a season long loan.

Hesketh, was part of the MK Dons side which played against Danny Cowley’s side at Stadium:MK last season and after witnessing over 5,500 fans travelling down to support The Imps that day it made a real mark on him and he’s looking forward to having them on his side when he pulls on the red and white shirt for the first time.

“I’m really excited, when the opportunity came up it’s something I wanted to take. Playing against Lincoln last season when I was at MK, I could see what the club was about and then all the fans that came down that day. It was a massive statement, I don’t think many people get that at home never mind take that many away, so it was very impressive.” Jake said.

After experiencing League One with Burton Albion last season prior to his aforementioned loan spell with MK, the 23-year-old is looking forward to again tasting the third tier with The Imps.

“As you say, I had a little spell in League One, I played around 20 games in the first half of last season which was something I really enjoyed obviously then went to League Two and had a successful end to the season in getting promotion which was the aim. Now I’m hoping for another successful season here too.”

The attack minded player has already quite a few achievements to date, making his Premier League debut against Manchester United as well as playing in the Europa League for his parent club, Hesketh also scored the winning goal against Middlesbrough in the Quarter Final of the Carabao Cup for Burton Albion last season, as well as sampling promotion from League Two last season.  

“When you put it like that I’ve done quite a lot in a short space of time, but it’s only the start and it’s what you do next that counts. So, I’m be hoping to add a promotion from League One to that list.

“First and foremost, I like to work hard for the team, which should be a given for any player and then I’d like to bring some more creativity and assists as well.”


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