Swansea and ex-Manchester City defender signs for Stevenage

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Curtis Obeng has joined on loan until the end of the season

Stevenage have signed full-back Curtis Obeng on loan.

The Swansea City defender, who was signed by former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers in 2012 from Wrexham for a fee of around £200,000, has joined Boro until the end of the season and was on the substitutes’ bench for Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient.

Obeng started his career at Manchester City when he was eight years, but after 12 years with the club moved to Conference side Wrexham in 2009.

Following three seasons with the north Wales outfit he moved on to Swansea and has since had loan spells with both Fleetwood Town and York City.

Speaking to the Stevenage club website after joining the club this week, the quick full-back said: “I’m very impressed [with the club]. The facilities are very good and it’s a good group of lads.

“I spoke to the manager and everyone’s attitudes are heading in the right direction.

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“I was [at Manchester City] for 12 years, from eight until I turned professional at 20. I didn’t play first team football so I headed over to Wrexham to get some games and I’ve been trying to climb the ladder since.

“I just hope to have a positive impression on the team and help us to get a win. I’m part of this team now and the most important thing is get on the same wavelength as all the other lads.”

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