Kurrant's A Don

Andrew Sherwood - Wednesday 16th 2007f May 2007

Kurrant's Moving Up North

18-year old Jonathan Kurrant has signed for Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen and has told TJ how he can’t wait to get started at Pittodrie.

Kurrant had been on the books at Charlton for the past two years though with his contract ending yesterday, and not being extended, the defender has now set his sights up north.

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Kurrant told TJ: “It was disappointing to leave Charlton and it was hard for me there. My first season was disrupted by injury and that killed me. I played ten reserve games in the second year, but it just didn’t work out in the end.

“When I went up to Aberdeen for a trial, I was very impressed with the set-up. They’re a really big side, a traditional one with a great stadium and great history. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, I’m sure I’ll have no problems in settling in there and am looking forward to the start.”

In joining the Dons, a switch which saw him snub Iain Dowie’s Coventry City, and Scottish side Gretna, Kurrant admits Scottish rules which states that each club have to have at least three U21 players in their side, and the possibility of European football next season in the UEFA Cup, were key factors in him sealing the move.

Looking ahead to his aims for next season, Kurrant said: “I obviously want to get in the first team and believe I can. I spoke to Jimmy Calderwood [Aberdeen manager] and was impressed with what he said. I know I have to work extremely hard and prove that I’m worthy of a starting place, but that’s the same for everyone.

“I’m very excited about moving to Aberdeen and just hope to make an impact there.” Bookmark and Share