Abraham Odoh

Abraham Odoh is excited about the new campaign after meeting his new team-mates in the first week of pre-season training.

It is over six weeks since he put pen to paper on a deal at Peterborough United, but the first week of pre-season training has really cemented that 'settled' feeling for tricky winger Abraham Odoh and he can't wait for the new campaign to get started. 

Odoh put pen to paper on a long-term contract in PE2 after agreeing a summer switch from Harrogate Town and was the first new acquisition for manager Darren Ferguson as he re-shaped his squad. 

"The boys have helped me settle really quickly and because it is such a young group, I think that has been beneficial, it makes it easy to integrate into the group. 

"You are always nervous going into a new environment and are wondering whether it will take a while to break through so to speak, but I think because I knew a few of the boys already, that helped. 

"In football, it is about building relationships, not just on the pitch, but off it too and the earlier you can do that, the more beneficial it will be moving forward. 

"For me personally, pre-season is about building fitness and that means playing as many games as you can, that is my first goal, and then because I am an attacking player, I need to make sure I am contributing with goals and assists. 

"Obviously, those relationships I spoke about previously are important to develop in the friendly games, but we have another full week of training before then. I am looking forward to the camp in Spain as it is another good chance to really get to know my team-mates even better," Odoh said. 

Odoh is not putting to much pressure on his own personal expectations for the new campaign, but knows with competition for places high, particularly at the top end of the pitch, he has to remain consistent with his performances. 

"I want to go into the season in good shape, feeling fit and sharp and then I hope things will take care of itself in terms of performances, but I will be working hard in training to try and show what I can do. It is a new challenge for me and one I am relishing," Odoh added.