SIGNED | Striker Jordan Ponticelli signs for Wrexham AFC on loan from Coventry City

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 22 Jan 2020

Key facts

  • Wrexham AFC are pleased to announce the signing of Jordan Ponticelli on loan until the end of the season.
  • The striker, 21, made his Sky Blues debut in 2017 and scored six goals in 26 games in all competitions as Coventry won promotion to League One.
  • He has also been out on loan at Macclesfield, and started this season at Tranmere, before signing on at the Racecourse.

Wrexham AFC are pleased to announce the loan signing of striker Jordan Ponticelli from Coventry City until the end of the season.

The forward, 21, has been tracked by manager Dean Keates before and, after starting this season on loan at Tranmere Rovers, has now agreed to move to the Racecourse.

Having made his debut for the Sky Blues in October 2017, the Nuneaton-born striker enjoyed a successful breakthrough season as Coventry won promotion to League One.

After six goals in his debut season, he has since spent time on loan at Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers but admitted his primary target is regular first-team football again.

He returned to Coventry earlier this month and netted for the under-23s against Cardiff City most recently, and Ponticelli says he remains confident in his goalscoring ability.

“It’s good to be here. I played a game for Coventry Under-23s and grabbed a goal but I need to be playing consistent games,” he said.

“I know I am still capable of scoring goals, which the other day proves. The time at Tranmere was frustrating but I kept myself fit and strong and hopefully this is the opportunity now to push on.

“It’s a very big opportunity for me. It’s a good club and my first impressions are very good. Hopefully, it will prove to be a very good decision.

“I’d say I was a hard-working centre-forward. I like to work centre-halves and get in behind but, ultimately, I back myself to be a very good finisher.”

On the loan signing, manager Dean Keates said: “His out-and-out position is centre-forward. One thing about the kid is he’ll score goals, he works hard and he’ll offer something different to what we’ve got.

“It’s good for us, and it’s good for the lad – it’s not gone the way he or Coventry wanted when he went to Tranmere, so he’s raring to go.”

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