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Andy Iro On His Return To England

4 October 2012

Boro’ Player spoke to new signing Andy Iro about how he is settling in with his new club after signing a one year deal with the League One club and he also spoke about his journey in football.

Iro started his career in America where he attended University in California and how his football career took off from there.

“I was a little bit down on football by 19, I was going around a few youth system sand played some semi-pro and then when the opportunity to go to America came it was more about the academics and football was a bonus but after a few years and a little bit of success I realised that I could go professional which was something I never even though about.”

The big center half made his debut for the professional side Colombus Crew in 2008 and after a successful spell there he signed for Toronto FC in 2011 and he explained how he knew Gary Smith from his time managing Colorado Rapids.

“His team actually knocked us out of the playoffs  so I’m a bit bitter about that but I’ve known Gary for a little while now and I was close to signing for his team when I was over there so I’m fortunate to work with him back here in England.”

Iro declined an offer to sign an extension with Toronto FC at the start of 2012 and he is pleased to be back in the game and can’t wait to get back to full fitness.

“Just to be around the lads and the banter again is great, I took some time away at the start of the year and wanted to go back and finish university, but getting back into football is difficult but I’m not too far away from being fully fit”

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