Westfields put in a good performance in yesterday’s 2-1 victory over local rivals Hereford Lads Club at The County Ground, with a 17-year-old making the headlines. Harrison Summers signed for fields in the summer from Hereford Pegasus and the youngster put in a fantastic performance for fields yesterday. We’ve caught up with him to gauge his thoughts on the game and his views on the season ahead.
YH: Cracking win for you yesterday at Lads Club. Do you think this victory will help to kickstart your season?
HS: Yes it was great to get a win in the derby with a nice crowd too. Ultimately we expect to win those games if we want to challenge for the title. We know that if we play our game then all the results will follow. We have new players integrating into the team at the moment, myself included and we all work hard and we will improve now all the way through to the end of the season and hopefully get promotion.
YH: Your performance was impressive and you were named as man of the match. Are you enjoying your time at fields?
HS: Yes I’m enjoying the new challenge. All the lads have welcomed me in and I plan to repay that by performing week in, week out.
YH: Have you set yourself any personal targets for the season ahead?
HS: Double figures goals wise is a definite aim. Whilst I’m not an out and out scorer I will contribute and assist as many as I can. However, the main aim for me really is to help the team get promoted.
YH: Phil Glover appeared to get yesterday’s tactics spot on and any threat from Lads Club was limited. How have you found his management style since you joined?
HS: Yes, the formation we played suits us. I think the lads enjoy that formation and tactics. Gloves, Willo, Thommo, Jamo and Joe are top blokes, they have encouraged me personally to play my game, team wise they tell us straight when it’s not going well but equally they tell us when we have got it right, they expect high standards and high work rate.
YH: You appear to have so many forward options at Fields. Does competition keep you all sharp and fighting for spaces?
HS: We have a strong squad, currently a few injuries that will come back in the coming months and make us even better. As a 17-year-old I know I have to be sharp and on it at training and match days to get a starting place. At the same time we have loads of games this season and the whole squad will need to be kept fresh, so if I need to start on the bench and come on after 60 minutes to try and help win the game or secure a win by digging in with the lads I will.
YH: Since joining Westfields, who have you enjoyed playing alongside the most?
HS: Funnily enough it’s the other Harrison (Iddles). He’s the hardest working player I have ever played with, who can create a lot of chances for the team going forward. Also, a great team player and always demanding more from us all.