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Connor Mahoney - This is a big challenge for me at a big club

Connor Mahoney.
Connor Mahoney.

I'll be looking to get shots and crosses in and just get the fans off their seats.

Connor Mahoney

Connor Mahoney says he embraces the expectations that come with playing for a club of Blues' stature.

And the England Under-20 winger says Blues supporters can expect him to 'attack my full-back at every opportunity'.

The youngster penned a season-long loan deal from Premier league side Bournemouth on Tuesday and is raring to show what he can do.

Mahoney is already a familiar face to one of the senior coaching staff, having worked under James Beattie during his time in charge at Accrington Stanley, when Beattie gave him his debut as a 16-year-old.

"The manager and coaching staff were a big part of why I came heer," he said.

"They said what they expect from me before I came here, and it was everything I wanted to hear so that was why I made the decision.

"James Beattie knows what I'm capable of and he knows what to expect from me so that gives me a bit of a boost and it's made it a little bit easier coming into the environment knowing him."

"I hope to get as many minutes as I can and try and break into the team straightaway," he continued.

"My personal target is then to score as many goals as I can and create as many goals as I can and see where I end up at the end of the season.

"I'm a young exciting winger who when I get the ball I want to attack my full-back at every opportunity.

"If I've got to play back I will, but I'll be looking to get shots and crosses in and just get the fans off their seats.

"It's a big challenge at a big club and I know all the expectations that come with that, but I've played in the Championship before and I'm ready for the task ahead.

"For me to be playing on a stage like this I'm very excited."

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