Wolverhampton Wanderers young striker Benny Ashley-Seal has revealed the motivation behind his switch to Accrington Stanely in the transfer window.
Talking to the club’s official website, the youngster revealed that John Coleman’s enthusiasm to have the player at the Crown Ground left him in no doubt about where he would be best served in the early part of 2020.
After making his debut against Manchester United for Wolves in the FA Cup, Ashley-Seal could have picked a number of clubs but got confidence from Coleman’s eagerness to sign him.
“I feel this is an opportunity for me to gain experience,” said the 21-year-old.
“The manager gave me confidence, he sounded the keenest out of all the other managers. I felt like he really wanted me and I just have to come here and prove a point.
“I am still young, I just want to play football and gain experience and get games under my belt so it should be good.”
One of the challenges facing young players today is transitioning from Under 23 football to senior football, or heading back after a loan spell., and Ashley-Seal feels he is ready to make a permanent change.
“I feel like I have outgrown the Under 23s, I have done it for a while now so coming here is a big opportunity to play and just gain experience.
“It will be very different playing Tuesday-Saturday, I have heard it’s demanding, the players on loan have told me that, but I have just got to get used to it.”
The striker, who has appeared six times for Wolves Under 21s in the EFL Trophy, scoring four goals, could make his debut on Tuesday night when 17th-placed Stanley travel to Shrewsbury Town.
We saw Ashely-Seal first hand in the EFL Trophy last season as he bagged against Lincoln City, a feat he followed up with a hat trick against Carlisle.
he’s agile, pacey and has a nice first touch too. Accrington play football a certain way and Ashley-Seal will complement that style perfectly. It’s not just a case of the manager impressing any player, he’s worked hard to bring in exactly the type of player Stanley need to avoid a relegation battle.
With senior experience already in his locker, he could be a big hit at Accrington.