"I CAN'T wait to get going."
Those are the words of new Huddersfield Town loan signing Simon Church as he joined his his new teammates for training at Canalside this morning.
The 23-year-old has joined Town from Reading on a one-month emergency loan deal up to and including December 8.
The striker, who was linked with a move to Town earlier this year said: “I have been waiting since the start of the season to go out on loan; I knew that my chances at Reading were going to be limited this year.
“I worked hard and did well in pre-season, but I knew it was going to be difficult. It has been frustrating, especially as I knew that Huddersfield was interested. It has been a case of just waiting until I was let out and now that I am here, I can’t wait to get going.”
Church, who appeared more than 30 times for the Royals last season as the club won promotion to the Premier League added: "I am not really sure what the hold-up was. I think my contract may have been an issue and also the fact that Reading wanted me around to provide cover. An opportunity never fell my way and I am happy that I have been allowed out and have a chance to play.”
The striker, who will wear the number 20 shirt, said: “All I want to do is play football; I have played reserve games at Reading this season and played for Wales, but that isn’t the same as playing week in, week out at senior level. It is a great standard of football in the Championship and playing in it is something I want to play doing on a weekly basis.”
A former Town loanee also helped to make Town an attractive move for Church. Royals defender Sean Morrison, who scored a penalty in the Wembley play-off final last season while on loan, told the frontman he loved his time in Yorkshire.
Church added: "He said a lot of good things about the manager, the club, the players and the fan base. I have been watching Town’s results during the course of the season and they have done really well. Hopefully I can come in and help them continue that.
“I have kept myself very fit and strong and know that I am ready to play whenever I am given the chance. Hopefully I will get the nod on Saturday and help the team to a victory.”