George Boyd views his move to Hull City as a fantastic opportunity to progress with a club that he feels is only heading in one direction.
Boyd joined the Tigers on loan from Peterborough United on Thursday and with a permanent deal a possibility at the end of the season, the 27-year-old is looking forward to the months ahead.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to join a club as big as Hull City,” said Boyd.
“Everybody dreams of playing in the Premier League and with the run this club is on and where they are in the table, I feel as though there is a great chance of fulfilling that ambition here.
“I think this is the stage of my career where I need to be pushing on to try and play at the highest level I can.
“To be honest, I only found out about this on Wednesday night. I played for Peterborough on Tuesday night and then got the call on Wednesday night. Everything got agreed and this where I wanted to come.
“I’ve had six great years at Peterborough, but it just felt like the right time and an opportunity like this might not have come along again.
“Hull City play football in the right way and when you look at the players that are here and the run they’re on, this club has a fantastic chance of going up.”
Although a move to City was what Boyd wanted, he admits the decision to leave Peterborough was an emotional one having scored 75 goals in just short of 300 appearances for the London Road club.
“I’d like to thank the Peterborough fans for being so supportive,” added Boyd.
“We enjoyed some great promotions and then stayed in the Championship against the odds last season. I’ve got no doubts that they’ve got the squad to stay up this season as well.
“I have to thank the chairman at Peterborough as well. He didn’t want to let me go, but I was persistent in saying that I wanted to come to Hull City and in the end he let me go.”
Boyd now hopes to make his Tigers debut in Saturday’s away game at Bolton Wanderers, although he accepts it’s going to be difficult to force his way into a side that has won its last three games.
“I’ll have to work hard in training and do all that I can to show that I can be in the starting line-up,” said Boyd.
“The team has won three games in a row, so I’m sure it’s going to be hard to get in at first. But I’ll keep my head down, work hard and hopefully the opportunity will come.”