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🏠 'I want to hit the ground running' - Sykes

Mark Sykes is delighted to join the Robins ahead of the new season.

After signing a three-year deal with a further year's option, the midfielder told Robins TV he is happy to have joined early and is already looking forward to pre-season.

"My priority is to have a good pre-season and get myself in the team. I want to hit the ground running," said Sykes.

"I've always had the ambition of playing in England at this level and I didn't think it would come this quick so I'm delighted. I've worked very hard to get here so hopefully we can do well this year and I can play many games."

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The 24-year-old also spoke about moving to the West Country and his first impressions of Ashton Gate.ย 

"I'm delighted, I came over last week and met the manager, everything was positive. I've always wanted to play in the Championship and the manager was honest with me, he told me he would give me a chance here at the club so hopefully things keep moving in the right direction," said Sykes.

"It's unbelievable here to be honest, I've only been at two clubs so I don't have vast experience at training grounds but from what I can see here it's unbelievable. It's top class, no complaints."

Speaking on adapting to Championship football, Sykes added: "Last season I played a lot of games, I felt like I was an important part of the team and I really enjoyed the pressure of having to produce every weekend. I feel like I am a fit person and it's all about the quality on the pitch, so if I can produce week-in-week-out hopefully I stay in the team.

"I saw that Rob (Atkinson) did well last season, he came out of the team then got himself back in so that is definitely an incentive. I'm looking forward to getting to see him again."

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