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Parker delighted with capital switch

Guinness PRO12 Editor

28 Jun 2012

New Edinburgh signing Perry-John Parker admits he is relishing his move from Esher after getting to grips with the Scottish capital.

The 6ft8 lock is one of a host of new signings in Michael Bradley’s squad which finished second bottom in last season’s RaboDirect PRO12.

And with a strong selection of locks at the club featuring Grant Gilchrist, Sean Cox and Steven Turnbull, Parker can’t wait to get started for the Gunners.

He told the Edinburgh club website: “I’ve been here about a week and we are settling in nicely. With a few of the new guys, we went out for some food at the weekend. We had a chance to meet up. “We haven’t been around Edinburgh that much so we were able to get together and get to grips with the city.

“So far I prefer it [to London], it’s not so loud. In London everything is going on so you never get the chance to relax. So far I prefer Edinburgh.

“Training has been great. I’ve learned a lot on my technique and my lifting. Working with Michael Bradley every day is really going to help my handling and skills over the next four weeks. It’s been a huge step up and hopefully I’ll be able to improve my core skills.

“The facilities are great, the gym, where we eat and everything. Grant Gilchrist and I would probably fit together well height and size-wise but we’ve got a lot of guys who could all fit together with Sean Cox and Steven Turnbull as well.”