Ross Finnie admits he is happy to be back at Gloucester City after re-signing on loan from Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers this week, writes Charlie Biggs-Thomas.
The Scottish youth international said: “After the first loan spell finished I wanted to come back straight away but the clubs couldn’t work it out. I’m delighted to be back now though and looking forward to fighting for my place again.”
Finnie is keen to continue his development with the Tigers. “It’s always good to play men’s football and go out of your comfort zone” he said. “It’s very easy to stay and play in your comfort zone but it’s good for my development as a player to go out on loan and play some games at a very physical level.”
Tigers boss Tim Harris sung his praises of the 19 year old.
“I’m delighted to have Ross back” said Harris. “To have a player of that pedigree in and around the lads can only give them a boost.
“Finnie is a fantastic player; he’s at a great club in Wolverhampton Wanderers and we can only be grateful to them for allowing us to have this sort of opportunity to have a player like Ross. The fact he has already been with the lads as well is a massive bonus in itself.”
Despite Harris urging his players to stay grounded after what has been a remarkable National League North campaign for the Tigers so far, Finnie has his sights set on an ambitious late push towards the play-offs.
With the Tigers currently sitting just six points behind the last play-off place, Finnie said the key in the last 14 games is keeping the same impetus about the side.
“It’s all about momentum” Finnie said. “We have to keep that momentum up, the aim is the play-offs and I’d like to help to get us up there. The boys have proven against Salford City that we can get up there and mix it up with the big boys so why not?”
Finnie is available for the Tigers trip to Gainsborough Trinity this weekend, where a win would see the Tigers make it five successes on the spin and, with results going their way, could climb to eighth in the National League North table.