Tariq Uwakwe talks life on loan in League One; watch his story in revealing film

To mark the release of his story so far at the Crown Ground, we caught up with Uwakwe ourselves to see how he was getting on…

Firstly Tariq, as we head towards the business end of the season, how have you found your first experience of being on loan so far?

‘It’s been a lot different to how things are usually at Chelsea but it’s been even better that I expected it to be. Being around the first team, getting to know different people and play under different managers has been good. I’ve enjoyed the experience, every minute of it from playing to being on the bench and coming on, to scoring goals and helping the team score goals. It’s been really enjoyable for me.’

What have been the main differences between being at Accrington Stanley and Chelsea?

‘At Chelsea you come in, eat breakfast, train and eat in the canteen again after. Here you have to do your own thing and make sure you are prepared yourself. I’ll have breakfast at my apartment before I go to train and then straight after training I come back, eat and wash my kit for the next day. 

‘You have to make sure you are prepared for the days coming by training and eating right. I think it’s a good thing because it’s making me grow up and do these things for myself.’