Highly sought-after Leeds United defender explains why he rejected others to chose Luton Town loan

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Drameh agrees to spend second half of the season at Kenilworth Road

O​n-loan Town defender Cody Drameh revealed that regular game time and the chance to play for Rob Edwards were the main reasons behind his decision to head to Kenilworth Road from Premier League side Leeds United for the rest of the season recently.

​The 21-year-old opted to make the move to Luton after a frustrating season at Elland Road in which he had featured just three times for the Whites.

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With a number of clubs in for him, including Cardiff City, whom he starred for when on loan at the Bluebirds last season, there were a number of destinations he could have picked.

Cody Drameh goes for a spectacular clearance against Stoke on SaturdayCody Drameh goes for a spectacular clearance against Stoke on Saturday
Cody Drameh goes for a spectacular clearance against Stoke on Saturday

On why he went for a stint in Bedfordshire, Drameh said: “There was a lot of interest in me and for me it was just weighing up the best option.

"It was just game time for me and choosing the club by the manager, those two things were quite a lot here, so I just chose it by the game time and then Rob Edwards as well.

“I really want to play and the manager showed he really wanted me to come here, so that’s a nice feeling as a player, that’s what made me come here.”

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Although the pair had worked together before during Edwards' days with the England youth set-up, it was something that had slipped Drameh’s mind until having his memory jogged by his new manager, as he continued: "He mentioned it to me, I didn’t remember at the time, but we've definitely worked together, so it was nice to see a familiar face.

“We had a zoom meeting before I came, and I was quite impressed, he had a presentation and he said how I could fit in at Luton.”

The fact that the club were so well positioned in the league standings also helped, as with Drameh involved, Town won back-to-back home games last week for the first time this term to move up to fourth, with a five point buffer to seventh now.

He continued: “I looked at the table before coming here and I think that with this style of play, they’re not up there for no reason.

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"So it’s an attractive place to come and it’s a great time to be at the club.”

With Whites boss Jesse Marsch having been sacked on Monday, it might change the plans for Drameh’s future after his time with Luton, but he isn’t thinking about that for now, adding: “I’ll just take it to the end of the season and then I’ve got to have a conversation with the right people and we take it from there.”