Another new Beachboy this season is midfielder Jordan Sanderson, Jordan joins Concord after spending some time in Greece playing for Chania, and we asked him how he enjoyed is time in Greece “I loved it, I had a great time both on and off the field and made some great friends. I saw it as a challenge going out to Greece to learn a new language, a different culture and also a different way of playing the game, looking back I accomplished everything I set out to do. I feel I matured as a footballer playing in Greece, and hopefully I bring that maturity to Concord both on and off the field.”
So what kind of midfielder is Jordan? Who better than the player himself to explain… “I’m a ball playing midfielder who likes to make things happen further up the pitch like an NFL quarterback picking passes, but can also be a box to box midfielder. I obviously watch a lot of football myself, especially Spanish and the quality of the midfielders on show there, you can try and learn from them as well, at Real Madrid you have Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. However my favourite player at the moment is Sergio Busquets, his ability to keep the ball and footballing intelligence is exceptional and I’m always looking to learn from him.”
So after spending time in sunny Greece, what was it that brought him to the Aspect Arena – “When I spoke to the gaffer about joining the club he said he wants young, hungry players with great attitudes and work ethic. I felt I ticked all those boxes.” There is definitely a theme appearing this pre-season that the Beachboys are building a squad of fit and hungry young player’s who are looking to improve and progress. So what does Jordan think of the Beachboy’s chances this season “Everyone wants to win the league, I don’t think there’s a player out there who prepares for the season not wanting to win it, realistically with the new signings that we have made and the players who are still at the club from previous years I’d be disappointed if we didn’t make the playoffs.”
Jordan joins up again with his old Colchester buddy Billy Roast and this immediately brought a smile to Jordan’s face – “Roastyyy haha I love this guy. I’ve got a lot of time for Billy both on and off the field he’s my brother. We actually lived together during our time at Colchester but that’s a story for another day haha!”
Jordan was speaking to Chris Clark.