UPDATE: City set to sign West Brom winger

‘Just look at Jamie Vardy,’ says City newcomer Rayhaan Tulloch.

RAYHAAN Tulloch has not given up on his Championship ambitions as he looks to seize his loan chance with City.

RAYHAAN TULLOCH is determined to take advantage of his loan opportunity at City.

Since joining on deadline day, the West Brom winger has made an early impression with two quick cameos from the bench.


Tulloch may have slipped two categories, but he is still aiming high in his career – and is willing to work hard to get there.


He played for England’s under-18s against Slovakia and Spain four years ago.



Current Championship players Bali Mumba, Nathanael Ogbeta, Vontae Campbell, and Morgan Whittaker were on the same team as Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey and Man City’s Tommy Doyle, who is now on loan with Wolves.

And Tulloch, whose contract with West Brom expires in the summer, believes that a successful season at Valley Parade will propel him onwards.


“There’s always time, isn’t there?” remarked the Baggies’ 22-year-old, who has made seven senior outings. “Look at Jamie Vardy and what he’s accomplished.”

“In football, anything can happen. Who knows, you could have one good season and finish up in the Championship.


“It’s all about education.” It’s not the same as playing for your parent club when you’re on loan.


“You’re more at ease because you’ve been there for years and know everyone.” Then you’re put into an entirely other setting, which might be jarring.


“However, I believe it is character building.” You develop as a player by stepping outside of your comfort zone.

“Some young players break into the first team and progress from there.”


“Others, like me, have to go on loan, and I think it’s helped me massively.”


Tulloch, who has been with the Baggies since he was nine, is no stranger to loan periods elsewhere.

His first loan with former West Brom manager Darren Moore at Doncaster was cut short due to a significant hamstring injury. He then spent a half-season with Rochdale.

But it was a six-month stint with Dundalk in the League of Ireland earlier this year that truly got him back on track.


Tulloch had five goals in 19 games and thought he returned home as a more complete player.

“It came out of nowhere,” he added. I just saw it as a chance to play football.


“As a young player, that’s all you can do, and you’ll get noticed eventually.”


“It was a worthwhile experience, and I’m glad I went.” It transformed me into a new type of player.


“I learned things from that move that I didn’t know before.”


“When I returned, I was definitely a different person.” I learned a lot both on and off the field.”


Tulloch is determined to build on it with the Bantams, where he is vying for his debut appearance under Mark Hughes.

“Everyone who plays football wants to win leagues and cups.


“That is what our club intends to do. That is why I enjoy it here.


“Playing in front of large crowds is exciting and adds a little more pressure because you can hear them yelling.”










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