LEDESMA CHUFFED TO BE A SEAG­ULL

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

EM­MANUEL Ledesma ad­mits even he was shocked by his sud­den move to Brighton.

The 26-year-old Ar­gen­tine has only fea­tured twice for par­ent Mid­dles­brough this sea­son and has al­ready had a loan spell at Rother­ham ear­lier in the cam­paign.

And af­ter sign­ing on loan for a month with the Seag­ulls, winger Ledesma says he is keen to im­press.

“I was sur­prised when I heard Brighton were in­ter­ested in bring­ing me here be­cause it’s a big club and I didn’t ex­pect it,” he said.

“I’ve come here to help the team and en­joy it. I have to show my abil­ity and show ev­ery­one I can play.

“I’m happy be­cause in 2011 I came for a trial, and now I come to play for the first team and I will give my all.”

Ledesma won’t be en­ter­ing the un­known down by the coast, how­ever. He al­ready knows a few Al­bion play­ers and in­tends to hit the ground run­ning.

“I have some mates here like Inigo Calderon, Joe Bennett and Bruno and I’ll try to help them and all the team,” he added.

“This is the Cham­pi­onship and ev­ery­thing can change. I love the com­pet­i­tive­ness.”

WINGING IT: Ledesma

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