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Platt Provides Boost - 12 November

The return of Lewis Platt during the summer gave Malvern Town a real boost going into the new season. The talented wide-man has put in some energetic displays to help us sit pretty at the top of the Hellenic League Division One West table.

“I was happy with the start I made to the season with two assists within the opening hour of our first League game, but then I rolled my ankle five minutes later which put me out of action for a month,” he recalled. “So on that basis, it has been a bit up-and-down, but generally I have been happy with my performances since I returned. The team has been superb, though. Other than a slight blip at Thornbury, we have been ruthless and the real positive is that we’ve also been able to find a way to win even when things have not been going our way.'

“The real stand-out moment for me was our last game before the latest lockdown against Rothwell Corinthians in the Buildbase FA Vase."

“I think they came here expecting to make it through to the next round but we matched their physicality and outplayed them, to be fair. It was a real buzz to win in front of a good crowd and now we look forward to the next round."

“It’s obvious that the club is on the up and I am really pleased to be part of it. Hopefully as players we can get us to where we want to be. We have been issued with a training programme to follow during November and there is also a weekly virtual yoga session with Laura [Whitehead, Sports Therapist], which is good to keep in touch with the whole squad."

“As a group we want to be ready to hit the ground running when we are able to return. My personal target, as it has been since the day I returned here, is to play week in, week out in a title-winning side.”