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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Bluebirds offer hope for Egan
JOINING Chippenham Town has given Josh Egan the chance to reunite with one of his first-ever football coaches and the Bluebirds forward is looking forward to getting stuck in to the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division.
Egan, who turned 19 last Sunday, trained under Chippenham’s assistant manager Richard Fey in Bristol as a five-year-old before going on to join Bristol Rovers’ youth set-up.
The youngster made the switch to Hardenhuish Park from Bath City and is hoping for a consistent run of games under his belt after a testing period in his football career.
“To be honest I’ve had a tough two years,” said Egan, who also had spells at Southampton and Cheltenham Town’s academies.
“I got my first professional contract at Blackpool at the end of last year but wasn’t playing too many games so I moved back down home and went to Bath.
“Bath was good and I did well but I was still in and out of the team so I went on loan to Cinderford and got a lot of game time there.
“I just need to be playing games now and getting a bit of experience- that’s what it’s all about.
“I think with the players they’ve brought in at Chippenham, the vibe around the place and the support, everything seems perfect to me.”
Egan feels that the start of Nathan Rudge’s reign in charge was the perfect time to join the Bluebirds, adding: “Fresh starts can make or break a changing room but I have a feeling that the team will do really well this year and we’ll be pushing.”
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