Atlanta United confirmed on Tuesday that midfielder Chris McCann had been loaned out to League One side Coventry City until December 31. The loan is obviously to keep McCann match fit and sharp until Atlanta United's first preseason camp begins in January.
The veteran of the English leagues spoke with reporters for the first time since joining his new temporary club and explains why he chose Conventry over the other options he had.
"I want to come in, I want to play football," McCann told the media. "I had a couple of options to go elsewhere, but when I came and spoke to the [manager] he was full of confidence about what he wanted to do here this season. I'm a believer that I want to play. I'm not just coming in here to make up the numbers for six months. I'm coming here because I want to do well. I want to go to America and hit the ground running."
McCann went to to describe where he thinks he fits into Tony Mowbray's squad for this season:
"It's not really down to me where I see myself playing. It's down to the [manager] and where he sees me playing. As long as I'm playing, I'll be happy."
Coventry City will be the third English club that McCann has suited up for and will likely be a leader on an otherwise youthful squad. Hopefully everything goes smoothly and he's ready to go for Atlanta United training camp.