Karl Skelton interview

“I Want To Push On And Try To Get That No.1 Spot”

I spoke to young keeper Karl Skelton after Thursday’s training session about his thoughts on development and the introduction of Jack Boyd to the team:

“Pre-season has seen fresh faces and more pressure on people trying to get into the team, which creates more competition. You have to then work hard and show what you’re made of.”

“It helps you get match fit and find ways which you need to improve. I would like to get fitter and hopefully keep performing and do what I have to do to get into the team.”

“The lads are good to be around and a strong team bond helps throughout the season. You stick together and help each other through hard times, and obviously when you do well you have the good times.”

“This season I want to push on and try to get that no.1 spot, try as hard as I can and always be competitive. I always want to put whoever is no.1 under pressure and hopefully that will make them perform too.”

“The competition puts pressure on yourself because you know you have to keep working and putting the shifts in, keep showing what you have.”

Speaking about his injury towards the back end of last season, Karl spoke about how it affected him:

“I got injured before we were due to play two games in the space of a few days. I hadn’t been in the team for a while and I need some match practise, so I was gutted that I couldn’t play. But, you learn and it comes with age that you learn to deal with it, it was unfortunate at the time though.”

Talking about the new goalkeeping coach, Karl had this to say:

“Its a lot better, it helps us develop week in-week out. Obviously, having someone who knows about keepers can pick up on specific mistakes you make and help in the next session-That helps me improve.”

“Working with older keepers helps me as some of them will have played since before I was born! They have experience which will help me in the long run.”

-Will Stuart


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