Morgan Skidmore was handed another opportunity on the first-team stage as he came on as a substitute during the second half of Saturday’s 7-1 victory over Bourton Rovers.
Having joined the club earlier in the season, the talented youngster has made fantastic progress over the past five months. He has put in some determined and assured displays for the Under-18s and reserve team as well as starting to make an impact for the first-team.
“It’s hard to describe in words how pleased I am with the progress that I have made,” he said. “It has come from the great coaching staff and the players through all the teams whose support is amazing. From playing Sunday League football to being involved with the Under-18s and reserves here and then getting game time with the first-team, it has all happened so quickly."
“I love playing for this club; it’s the best decision I ever made moving here. It’s such an all-round welcoming club, with so much potential for the future, which I hope to be part of. We’re lucky with the facilities that we have at our disposal here and there’s a really positive vibe running throughout the whole club. Everyone is really supportive of each other."
“Getting my chance in the first-team has only made me even hungrier to succeed. I’ve been working hard to ensure that I continue making progress, whilst I am also able to benefit from the experience of those around me. To step out in front of over 200 people fills you with so much pride. Each supporter plays their part in making this an amazing club and the buzz they create gives you extra drive and pushes you on even more. Again, we realise how fortunate we are to have this kind of support at this level.”
So, how would he describe himself as a player?
“I’ve always been quite versatile,” he admitted. “I’ve played near enough every position on the pitch, but my preferred position is midfield as I am told I’m quite gutsy. There isn’t much that fazes me on a football pitch, to be honest. I love playing football and I’ll always give it 100% and be committed."
“My aim is to continue developing and progress to the best of my ability. I want to get a regular place in the first-team and to do that I have to work hard and listen to the advice of those around me."
“I am looking forward to what the rest of the season holds in store and hopefully I can help the club achieve its objectives.”