Chuba Akpom joined Brighton on loan yesterday for the remainder of the season, and while Championship loans can often be to mid-table sides, this one is very different.
The Seagulls are gunning for promotion to the Premier League, and currently sit top of the table after 27 games.
It means that the Arsenal youngster is going to have to meet high standards for Chris Hughton’s side, a challenge he seems ready for at this stage of his career.
“The team is flying high sitting top of the league and you can see that they’ve got the winning mentality and are playing the right football,” he told their official site.
“I just want to be a positive addition to the team and help boost the side to promotion.”
Brighton tend to play a 442, something Akpom is looking forward to.
“It’s always good to play with another striker, you can bounce off each other and there’s more support than usual,” he continued.
“There’s always going to be competition and it keeps the team strong. They’re all experienced players and they know how to play in this league. It’s going to be good to learn from them, and we’ve all got something different to offer.
“The main thing for me now is impress the boss here and show my teammates and the fans what I can do.
“That’s my main aim.”
The 21 year is at a point in his career where he really needs to kick on, hopefully he can do that with regular football and by scoring goals which will help his loan side into the Premier League next season.
The talent is there, fingers crossed he can show that.