Mansfield Town’s second summer signing Hiram Boateng says he can’t wait to get going after signing on the dotted line at One Call Stadium.
The 26-year-old penned a three-year deal yesterday.
Appearing 37 times in all competitions during the 2021/22 campaign for MK Dons, Boateng helped the club to a play-off semi-final before parting ways this summer.
Aware of the progress that the Stags made last season, Boateng believes he can help Nigel Clough’s men go one step further in 2022/23.
Boateng told iFollow Stags: “I am at a good time in my career, getting a little bit older [and] having more experience under my belt.
“Knowing the league well, I am someone who knows what it takes to get out of this division.
“I can bring a calming presence to the side.
“I want to fight for my place in the team and do well from then on.
“[I’m] Buzzing to get to know the lads.”
Boateng lauded manager Nigel Clough after encouraging conversations with the Stags’ boss.
“The way in which he [Nigel] wants to play and control the ball suits my playing style.
“He is ambitious and hungry to achieve [more] things within the game.
“I know he has got a lot of qualities as a manager; I’ve only heard good things.
“I can’t wait to start working with him and get going.”
When asked about previous experiences playing against Mansfield, the club’s new number 44 said: “It has always been a tough game, [with the Stags] always having good sides.
“The [Mansfield] fans – they really get behind the side.
“[One Call Stadium is] Somewhere where you can come and feel intimidated [as an opposition player].
“Hopefully, we are going to have that [passionate] support throughout the season.
“We are going to need it if we are going to achieve something.”
After completing a medical at RH Academy on Wednesday morning, Boateng praised the club’s training facilities.
“They are great,” he said.
“[It’s] Definitely a good place to go into work every day.
“Seeing the pitches, and how good they are, has got me excited.”
When asked to describe his play style, Boateng said: “I’m a box-to-box midfield player, someone that’s going to give 100% all the time and give a lot of energy.
“Last season I popped up with a few goals [which is] something that I needed to add to my game.”