New signing Correy Davidson believes his move to AFC Sudbury can help him to fulfil his professional ambitions.
The 21-year-old moved to the Yellows last week from Irish side Ards and made his debut as a second-half substitute in the 3-1 FA Cup first qualifying round defeat to FC Romania.
And for the Dublin-born winger, who has also had spells at Carrick Rangers and Bohemians, the switch to Sudbury is hopefully the latest step on his journey into the professional game, with the club already making a big impression on him.
“Every lad dreams of becoming a professional football player and personally coming over to England I think you have a better chance of doing that,” he said. “As soon as I heard Sudbury were interested in signing me, I jumped at the chance.
“I’m hoping this will prove the kickstart my career needs and hopefully playing here will only improve me as a player.
“My first impressions of everything are very good.
“The manager, all the players and everyone at the club has been really supportive and I’ve really enjoyed myself so far.”
After making his debut on Saturday, Davidson was again used as a substitute as AFC bounced back to winning ways in Ryman League Division One North with a 3-2 success over Heybridge Swifts on Tuesday, courtesy of goals from Ryan Hervel, Ayrton Coley and James Baker.
The Irishman is also set to be among David Batch’s squad as the Yellows host Thurrock on Saturday (3pm) before welcoming Dereham Town to the Wardle Williams Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm).
And having enjoyed a ‘dream’ debut on a personal level despite suffering defeat, Davidson believes he has seen enough to think Sudbury could be challenging for promotion this season.
“I remember watching the FA Cup growing up and to make my debut in it is absolutely huge — a dream come true,” he added. “It was obviously disappointing to lose the game but to have featured in the competition is something everyone wants to do and so I was delighted.
“On a personal note, I just want to help the club win as many games as possible and help bring something to the team.
“Having seen the team there is definitely a lot of
ability throughout the squad and if we play to our best ability then I don’t see why we can’t go up.”