Boro's latest summer signing tells us he's happy to be at a club that shares his ambition and drive...
Earlier today we announced the arrival of Jobi McAnuff at Stevenage and the winger has sat down with us to express his delight at joining the club.
"I'm delighted to get the move done now. It's my first day with the lads, I've heard good things about the club, the environment and the positivity about the place and that's already been confirmed during my short time here."
Asked how the move came about he told us, "I spoke to Bradley Pritchard who was at Orient with me and came on loan here last year. He spoke really highly of the place, what the club wants to do and what the gaffer wants to do.
"I also met Darren and he's a very positive, enthusiastic and ambitious guy. I think with him at the helm the club is going in the right direction and from my point of view I'm glad to be here and part of that."
Despite making over 550 appearances during his professional career, playing and captaining in the Premier League and representing his country on numerous occasions, it's clear that Jobi is as determined as ever to succeed.
"Being somewhere with that ambition, drive and enjoyment is important for me," he said. "The facilities here are top, top notch, I think anyone that comes here would agree with that. We're going to work hard and when everyone does that and is on the same page and you're winning games, then you're enjoying your football.
"For me that's what it's all about, putting that graft in and trying to get results. Hopefully I can add to what is a really tight group."
Jobi made 17 appearances during a mixed season at Leyton Orient in 15/16 but was then called up to the Jamaica squad for this summer's Copa América Centenario tournament in the United States, playing in all three group games against Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
"The summer was disappointing from a results point of view but was a great experience. To play against the players we were playing against was superb. We've got a great set of lads (in the Jamaica squad) so it's always a good trip with fantastic facilities, stadiums and games.
"Last season was really up and down for me. It started badly from a politics point of view but once I got back in the team I had a decent little run and really enjoyed my time under Ian Hendon and then Kevin Nolan."
With his move to Stevenage confirmed, Jobi's attention now turns to the start of the new Sky Bet League 2 season.
"I've had a few weeks off since the tournament but you never really switch off really these days. Everyone has been going back for pre-season so I've been chomping at the bit. Once the interest from Stevenage was there and I'd spoken to the gaffer, it was just a case of getting it done.
"For me now it's just about getting ready for that first game in three weeks, getting my head down and cracking on."
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