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Coley sealed move for Benny

Wolves on loan striker excited about Reds switch

7 February 2020

Benny Ashley-Seal said the enthusiasm of Stanley boss John Coleman persuaded him to sign for the Reds.

The highly-rated on loan striker has scored 20 goals in 37 appearances for Wolves Under 23s this season and made his full debut for the Premier League side against Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round in January.

The 21-year-old had a number of clubs chasing his services but chose to join Stanley until the end of the season.

Ashley-Seal admitted: “Playing against Manchester United was a dream come true, it was a big game, it’s always a privilege to play for a Premier League club and play in a game like that.

“Now though I feel this is an opportunity for me to gain experience.

“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.

“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.

“Playing week in week out for me is going to be better in the long run. I need to work hard, train hard and get into the team and then return to Wolves and show the manager I am ready.”

Ashley-Seal linked up with fellow Wolves loanee Sadou Diallo at the Wham Stadium and has a few days to prepare, with Stanley’s next Sky Bet League One game at Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

 “Me and Sadou have always got on and we link up well on the pitch as well, he is obviously good in the early stages of being here to get to know people.

“I need to get to know the boys and how the team plays and work with the team. It’s a perfect opportunity to have a few days to prepare for the game on Tuesday.”

The Reds have struggled at the top end of the pitch due to injuries and Ashley-Seal will be looking to fill that gap.

 “It’s a good kind of pressure, to come in and take the chance and help the team move up the table. I just want to do well for myself and the team.

 “I want to learn more about the football club as well. I have heard the name and a few little things about it, I will get to know it all as time goes on.”


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