JAKE Cassidy today admitted it’s been a whirlwind ten days after his first pre-season with Airbus UK came to an abrupt end – so he could sign for Wolves!
It was a week last Friday that the 17-year-old was asked to come to Molineux for a week’s trial and 24 hours later he was turning out for the Academy in a friendly with Coventry.
Last Tuesday he was on the score sheet in impressive fashion as the Development Squad beat Telford, and after talks and a medical completed last night signed a two-year-contract to join for an undisclosed fee.
“I had a good pre-season and then the interest started,” says Cassidy.
“I came down here for a week’s trial and now here I am!
“I wanted to progress and was pleased to go to Airbus and was looking forward to a season in the Welsh Premier League.
“I certainly didn’t think anything would happen before the season had even started and it’s all happened very quickly.
“I was with my Mum and Dad when I got the phone call that Wolves wanted to take me on trial and I had to leave the next morning.
“It’s obviously a great feeling but I’m not a person who will get carried away and I will keep my feet on the floor.”
Having featured in those two Wolves fixtures for the Academy and Development sides, Cassidy has already enjoyed life in a Wolves shirt.
“I played for the Academy against Coventry and didn’t get too much of the ball,” he said.
“That game was more about trying to settle in having just travelled down.
“I enjoyed the game against Telford and scoring a goal and it was just a shame I got blisters and had to come off.”
Cassidy must now move from his home in Glan Conwy in North Wales, but that’s clearly a small price to pay as he takes the next step on the ladder in his ambition to become a professional footballer.
“It will be my first time away from home but it’s part of life when you want to be a footballer,” he said.
“It’s not far from home so my parents will be able to travel down.
“And Wolves are a great club who have made me feel really welcome from the moment I arrived.
Cassidy was quick to thank Airbus UK Broughton for giving him a bigger platform to perform on “I met with Airbus Manager Craig Harrison and Commercial Director Stewart Roberts at the end of last Season and quickly decided that I wanted to join Airbus UK Broughton, the attention they had shown towards me and the Managers plans for the Season were what convinced me I would progress under Craig and Thomo (Asst Manager) and that is how things have panned out, it`s all happened very fast but whatever happens in the future I will be indebted to Airbus UK Broughton and the people there that have looked after me and my family”
“I’m delighted to be here.
“It’s all about trying to score some goals for the reserves to aim to be in the manager’s thoughts at some point in the future.”
“I just want to thank Craig , Thomo and Stew for their support and for helping me agree terms with Wolves, also the Chairman and Committee at Airbus for allowing me to move on and follow my dream, lastly I want to wish all the lads at Airbus every success this coming season in the Welsh Premier League, we had a good pre season and should have really beaten Llanelli on Saturday, I will be at the Airfield whenever I can so see the lads win some games.”