Barnsley striker Victor Adeboyejo has admitted that he is ready to put a trio of relegations in the English Football League behind him as he looks to break into the first team squad at Oakwell.
The 20-year-old Nigerian-born frontman was on target for The Tykes as they demolished non-league outfit York City 7-1 in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent this evening.
Adeboyejo saw former club Leyton Orient suffer two relegations while current club Barnsley dropped from the Sky Bet Championship last term. While the youngster barely contributed to any of those unwanted records, he admits that he hopes for a successful season at Oakwell in 2018/2019.
“Our aim this season is to get back to where we were” said Adeboyejo when speaking to The72 after the win over York City.
“It would be nice to be involved and involved in a successful team which looking at it, we could be.”
The striker has not played in a senior fixture since he featured for Leyton Orient in a 3-1 defeat at Blackpool on the final day of the 2016/2017 campaign and Adeboyejo is hoping for a return to first team action at Barnsley under new manager Daniel Stendel.
The youngster added “I miss the first team games and the hustle and bustle of the league.
“It’s nice to get serious football and hopefully make a name for myself as a professional footballer.”
New boss Stendel was appointed as manager of Barnsley early last month and Adeboyejo is enjoying life at Oakwell under the German coach.
“It has been very good working under a new coach” said Adeboyejo. “Obviously, he’s German, learning the way he thinks and the way he works and trying to put myself in his system.
“It’s been good so far, it’s about learning as a team and keep trying to improve and work on everything he is trying to teach us.”
Adeboyejo is ready to work hard for his new boss and the player believes that Stendel will give plenty back to hungry young players.
“He speaks to us and encourages us on the training pitch and in games” the youngster said.
“There is an opportunity for me to really make a name for myself this season and for the other young players as well to try and break into the team.
Adeboyejo is yet to make his senior debut for Barnsley but was regularly on the scoresheet for the club’s Under-23 side last season.