New Braehead Clan signing Craig Peacock says the prospect of challenging for trophies was an attractive one as he ended his seven-year stay at Belfast Giants.
The GB international’s move was confirmed at the end of last week as Ryan Finnerty bolstered his squad with what’s been perceived as a key signing.
Peacock said: “It was the end of my contract with Belfast and I was getting enquiries from other teams and had a couple of good chats with Ryan and the management.
“Going to Braehead was the right move for me.
“The Clan have been challenging for trophies over the last couple of years and I think it’s an exciting time to go there.
“They’ve pushed for the league in the last two seasons so I don’t expect that to change either way. I’m really excited for the new challenge and I like the way the team is going.
“I don’t think the challenge playing for Braehead will be any different playing for Belfast. Both have crowds that want to win and there’s an expectation now to push on.”
Peacock also spoke of his experiences of playing in front of the Purple Army in the past and how much he’s looking forward to have that crowd behind him.
He added: “Braehead have progressed so much over the last few years and the crowds have got noticeably bigger over the years, almost playing to sell out crowds most weeks.
“It was a fun building to come to and and whenever I went there with Belfast, there was always a big crowd there and it was very noisy.
“That’s a great atmosphere to play in and they’re my home crowd now. They certainly give the players a push and I’m looking forward to playing in front of that every week.
“I like to think I bring a good balance of offense and defense and I was lucky enough to get that opportunity at Belfast down the years.
“I still think I act responsibly defensively and can contribute going forward, but basically, anywhere I’m asked to play to help the team achieve success, I’ll do it.”
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