Grehan glad he took the call to join Wasps
Published 31 Aug 2012 09:00 0 Comments
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Grehan is delighted to have joined the Hartley revolution at Recreation Park
New Alloa striker is loving life at Recreation Park
MARTIN Grehan has revealed that he turned down offers from other Second Division clubs to sign for Alloa and that one phone call from Paul Hartley was enough to convince him of the move.
The manager was a major factor for Grehan and he admits he was also impressed by the style of football the team played as they romped to the Third Division title last season.
Martin Grehan told Advertiser Sport, "I had another couple of offers from second division clubs but once I had spoken to the gaffer and he told me how things work here I was delighted to come and sign. I have enjoyed training with all the lads here and I am loving every minute of it so far. Obviously playing for Paul Hartley was a big attraction for me because of what he had achieved as a player and his first season as a manager. I knew a few of the lads here before I came which always helps and the success of the team last year made it an easy decision for me. Just the way the team plays obviously they like to get the ball down and play it through them midfield and up to the strikers so I knew coming here I would get chances as a striker."
The 27-year-old hitman knew all about the all about the Wasps having played for local rivals Stirling Albion but Grehan insists he had absolutely no hesistation about signing on at Recreation Park.
Martin Grehan said, "Obviously, having played for Stirling Albion, I knew about the rivalry coming here and a few of my mates were winding me up saying that they couldn't believe i had done it but at the end of the day I didn't think about that.
"Its just another step in my career. I was just looking to make the right decision and I think I have done. Its been great to get off the mark early on in my Alloa career.
"Its been good to get a few goals early on and as a striker that gives you confidence but it was disappointing not to add to that tally against Arbroath."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 29 Aug 12
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