Jónsson signs for Fleetwood

Eggert J�nsson
Eggert J�nsson

Fleetwood Town have made Icelandic international Eggert Jónsson their fourth major signing of the summer.

The 26-year-old, who has experience in English football with Wolves and Charlton, was most recently playing in Denmark with FC Vestsjælland.

He is best known as a midfielder but can also play at centre half or as a full back.

Jónsson joins Jimmy Ryan, Declan McManus as Amari’i Bell as a major summer capture for Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander, who admitted he’s had to remain patient in his hunt for new recruits.

“We’ve had to be patient with a couple of players we’ve tried to recruit this summer and that’s been the case with Eggert,” said Alexander.

“He’s come across to have his medical and sign the papers, and we’re really pleased to get him on board because he’s a very good player.

“He can play at centre half or in midfield, and has previous experience of the British game with Hearts in Scotland and later Wolverhampton Wanderers in England.

“We feel we’re getting a good player at a good age who fits the profile of what we’re looking to do. We believe we can both be good for each other.

“He wanted to come back to English football after his spell at Wolves where it didn’t quite work out as well as he would have hoped. “He’s got very good experience and is a competitive player. He knows the game and gives you versatility by being able to play centre half and central midfield.

“We’re building a squad that needs to fit the profile of what we want to bring in, plus give us variety within the squad and he definitely does that.”

Jónsson admits he is happy to be back on British shores, and believes he has a point to prove this coming season.

“I’m very happy to be here. I’m looking forward to being a part of the great build up that’s going on so I’m excited.

“The way they’re doing things here by building a new training ground is amazing. I want to help the team move forward.

“It’s a good challenge for me to be back in England after a few years away, and hopefully I can push on now.

“I was with Hearts for seven years so was there a long time. Edinburgh is a nice city as well so enjoyed my career there.

“I came down to Wolves after leaving Hearts and it didn’t really work out for me there which was frustrating.

“We got relegated from the Premier League and then were relegated from the Championship, so looking back on things I wish they would have gone differently.

“I can’t really think about that anymore as I’m just really happy to be back over here, and want to use the chance again to help Fleetwood achieve things.

“You have a point to prove whenever you join a new club. You’ve got to get to know the players and staff, and I just want to show people what I’m capable of.