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McGivern Settling Into Life At SN1 Nicely

New Arrival Enjoying Time With Club So Far

21 March 2018

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Ryan McGivern is feeling at home already and was pleased to get his Town career up and running on Saturday.

The vastly experienced defender, who can count the likes of Manchester City, Hibernian, Shrewsbury and Northampton amongst his former clubs, signed for the Reds on a free transfer last week.

And he was chucked straight in at the deep end, being named on the bench for Saturday's 3-1 victory away at Cambridge United before being handed his Town debut in the closing minutes. 

It was the perfect finish to a busy few days for the 28-year-old, who has been enjoying his new surroundings. 

"The settling-in process has gone really well and as good as you could expect," he told

"The boys have welcomed me into the squad and it has been really good. 

"The first couple of days got topped off nicely by getting a few minutes under my belt on Saturday and getting a good convincing win against a good Cambridge team.

"We've got a great bunch here, we've got a lot of ability in the squad and that was shown on Saturday, so hopefully between now and the end of the season we can show that on a more consistent basis and achieve our goals.

"It was nice to get my debut on Saturday. 

"It wasn't the best of conditions and it wasn't a nice day, but it was a really good away performance and the boys battled from the first whistle until the last.

"It was a great performance and getting the three points was fully justified.

"If you do the basics well then everything else falls into place and that was the case on Saturday.

"We defended well as a team and there are goals in this team too. Hopefully we can kick-on between now and the end of the season."

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