LATEST Argyle signing Antoni Sarcevic, has been keeping an eye on the Pilgrims’ promotion push - and now wants to contribute to it himself.
Antoni, who signed for the Greens on Thursday, following a release from Shrewsbury Town, trained with his new team-mates immoderately after signing, and was visibly invigorated at his new challenge.
“It’s nice feeling to be in and amongst the lads,” Antoni said. “I’m just buzzing to be back with a very good club, and can’t wait to get going.
“They’re all lads I’ve played against, I haven’t played with any. They’re all cracking lads and I’ve got on with every single one of them today. They’ve all been a pleasure to be with.
“I watched the [Liverpool] games on telly, and a couple of days later they showed an interest. I had a couple of options but it was one I definitely couldn’t turn down. Given the position in the league, promotion is the only thing we want now.
“The ground, where they are in the league and the fans; It’s just something I want to be part of. It’s a positive club and I’m happy to be here.”
Antoni’s last club was Sky Bet League One side Shrewsbury Town, but despite now moving to the league below, he certainly doesn’t view his move to the Greens a step backwards.
“My last year was in League One, but I don’t see this as a step down, with the position in the league and promotion in mind. I’ll just do my best to carry on what’s been brilliant already here with the lads and the club, and I hope to add to it.”
The 24-year-old started his career with the Manchester City youth set up, leaving them for Woodley Sports FC in 2009. He has since played for Chester, Crewe, Fleetwood and Shrewsbury.
“I was only 16 when I left City, so it wasn’t really in the serious business of football at the time,” Antoni said.“I was just wanting to play with my mates and get that love for it again. Ever since that it’s just been climbing, climbing, climbing and I’m buzzing to be here.”