Scott Golbourne has this morning signed a three year deal and completed his move from Barnsley to Wolves.
With the paperwork signed, the defender then took part in his first training session at Compton Park.
Before he went out to join his new team-mates he said: “I’m pleased and excited to get involved. I watched a bit of a training session yesterday and sorted out some bits and pieces and had my medical. I’m just glad that it’s done and dusted now so that I can get cracking.”
Scott obviously had no doubts in his mind about the transfer as he admitted: “With the size of the club and the ambition here as they look to get promoted back to the Championship – it’s a great opportunity for me and it’s something that I’d like to be part of. There aren’t too many opportunities to come to a club the size of this.
The training ground is Premier League standard with regards to what’s on offer. The facilities at our disposal are incredible and it’s a lovely place to come and work.
“I played for Barnsley when we lost 3-1 at Molineux last season so it’s nice to have had a little a taste of what it’s like at the ground. There was a great atmosphere on the night and it’s an incredible stadium. It just makes me think that it’s a place where I’d like to play my football. There is a good squad here – a good bunch of players which can sustain what has been done so far this season.”
Does Scott have any preference as to his position on the field?: “I’m a left back by trade but I can play left-wing or left-wing back. I played a lot in a 3-5-2 formation at Barnsley so it meant that I’d operate as a wing back.
“I prefer to play as an attacking left back though. I like to pay the full length of the pitch if the state of the game allows it. And I enjoy defending as well – one v one. I pride myself on defending but I’m more of an attacking full-back.”
And of the club’s future aspirations?: “The expectation is there, everybody knows what the plan is and where the club needs to go and with Kenny Jackett in charge, he knows how to get there, he’s done it before.
“He knows what it takes to get out of this league and get promoted. Everything is in place and we just need to knit together as a group and keep performing.
“The support is incredible both at home and away which can only be a massive help. So everything is there. We just have to make sure that we do the business on the pitch."
Whilst Kenny Jackett has yet to name his team for the game at Vale Park, Scott is expected to be available for selection. But whoever is involved, Scott is looking forward to a traditional derby encounter. “I’ve heard that Wolves have sold out of their allocation (for Port Vale) so it should be a good atmosphere to play in. It’ll be a tough task but there will be a lot of tough away games in this league and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”