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Swiss star hails“gorgeous” New B room field
Airdrie new boy Griffin Sabatini has revealed he can’t wait to play at “gorgeous” New Broomfield after a shock move from SC Dnipro 1.
The Diamonds have snapped up the Swiss midfielder on-loan from the Ukrainian top flight for the League One campaign.
The 21-year-old is keen to make the breakthrough into the British game after setting eyes on the Penny Cars Stadium for the first time last week.
“I wanted to go to either England or Scotland on loan,” he said. “It was essential for me to be playing in a high-quality team and get some first- team minutes with teams in England or Scotland.
“Talks went back on forth with Airdrieonians and my agency, who are a Scottish agency, so they have good connections here in Scotland.
“I wanted to test myself at a high-quality side, and at Airdrie they are packed with high quality young players like Thomas [Robert] for example.
“He has come from a good level with Montpellier and there is a good chance for development here.
“The game in Scotland means that you need to think quickly and understand how to react quickly. I think it’s a good place for me to be.
“You need to think before you have the ball and think two or three moves again. I’m excited to play in a league where the game moves quite fast.
“The whole club have been very welcoming. I went to the stadium and it was actually gorgeous.
“It’s a big stadium; much bigger than I expected. I’m enjoying it so far and looking forward to getting back to training.”
Sabatini is targeting a title win with Ian Murray’s men and reckons he can make a real impact at the heart of the midfield.
He added: “I want to be able to make a real impact on the pitch.
“Every game I want to make two or three key passes and really shift the game.
“I really want to contribute defensively as well, I feel like that is one of my real qualities.
“I give everything and don’t leave anything on the pitch.
“I haven’t set myself an aim, but if I can help the defence and contribute with some goals and assists I would be happy.
“My main objective is to get the team to get into the Championship.
“Whatever I can do, wherever the manager puts me, hopefully we can win League One and reach the Championship.”
Signed up Sabatini is a Diamond