Wolves loanee Austin Samuels says James Maddison’s loan spell at Aberdeen helped sell him on walking the same Scottish Premiership path.

The striker has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan deal from Wolves and the Dons hold an option to buy. England midfielder Maddison built senior experience on-loan at Aberdeen before establishing himself at Premier League level, something Samuels is drawing inspiration from.

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James Maddison was previously at Aberdeen. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Wolves loanee said: “It is hard breaking into a Premiership side like Wolves. They always had good players, but they have got even stronger now. When I was growing up they were in the Championship or League One, now their ambitions are a lot higher so it is harder for young players.

“But for someone who has been involved with the club for a while, it is still good to see them doing well. I know they develop a lot of good young players here. As well as bringing through young players from the Youth Academy, they have also brought the likes of James Maddison up here. That was definitely something I thought about.

“Hopefully I will impress. I am confident I will impress. have settled in really well. Everyone at the club has been very welcoming. Training has been good and intense. I have got something out of every training session.”

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