Jaakkola’s move to Reading was confirmed by the English championship side on Monday which now leaves February and fellow keepers Brandon Peterson and Darren Johnson to fight for the number one jersey at Ikamva.
“Yeah, I’m happy for Anssi. Everyone knew he wanted to be back in Europe and he got a big move to a big club. It opens doors for myself and Brandon and Darren to now claim the number one spot that’s there for the taking,” February tells snl24.com/kickoff.
“It’s a win-win for everyone. It’s a good opportunity for myself. It’s going to be up to me how that works and what I put in.”
The national U-23 keeper says he learnt a lot from the departed Jaakkola. “His professionalism and approach to each training [session] and game, that I learnt from him and it will benefit me,” the 20-year old concludes.