After leaving Lincoln to join St Joseph’s, we caught up with Ryan Casciaro to talk about one of the biggest moves in the domestic transfer window.
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After spending his career at the Red Imps, Casciaro made the decision to move to St Joseph’s after captaining his former side in the Europa League vs The New Saints. We asked the defender for his thoughts now he is officially a St Joseph’s player: “I would like to thank the people involved in St Joseph’s for having the faith and the willingness to bring me to this team. I believe I still have a lot to give to football and I shall be giving the team my 100% determination and drive as i have always given in Lincoln.”
As mentioned before, the Gibraltar defender has spent his career largely at Lincoln, being a key part of the team who has dominated local football for so many years. Leaving was not be an easy decision to make, as Casciaro explains: “Firstly I would like to thank everyone at Lincoln that have been involved throughout my career. It is never easy to leave a club you considered your home for almost 3 decades. But sometimes changes are necessary, and I think it was the right time for me to move. I now have a new challenge which I am really looking forward to.”
Now he’s moved clubs, there’s a good chance that Ryan could take on his brothers Lee and Kyle when St Joseph’s take on Lincoln – the first of these meetings due to take place on October 1st, and as the middle of the three brothers, Ryan is honest about his thoughts of playing against his brothers: “That will be strange and difficult, but i hope they wear their shin pads on that day!”
With the Nations League coming up, and appearances at Lincoln restricted last season, Casciaro’s move should enable him to gain regular game time and make sure he remains in new manager Julio Ribas’ thoughts ahead of the batch of internationals this autumn: “I am a very determined person if I do things it’s all or nothing. My first objective is to get the minutes and perform to my best ability for St Josephs. Then if selected I shall do my utmost as I have always done to play for the national side.”