Harrison Summers battles for the ball at Hallen

Westfields Football Club will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Royal Wootton Bassett Town FC to Allpay Park tomorrow afternoon.

Westfields were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Hallen last time out, with a wondergoal from Jamie Bird grabbing a late point for ten man fields.

Phil Glover’s side will be boosted by the return of Keanu Cooper, subject to FA clearance. Keanu will be no stranger to those that watch Westfields, with him previously being an important member of the first team squad before his move to Shifnal Town.

We spoke to Westfields forward Harrison Summers earlier today.

YH: You’ve had a decent season so far. You’ve currently scored seven goals in all competitions, how many more are you hoping to get by the end of the season?

HS: “Coming to Fields at the start of the season, my first challenge was to force my way into being a first team regular. Being a more natural wide player who creates chances and opportunities I wanted to get to double figures goals wise this season, but creating goals and opportunities is my first priority and something I have done well with. I will continue to chip in with goals where possible. I probably should already be on a few more than seven with some of the chances I’ve missed recently, so the target is now to finish strong and get to 15, but to keep creating for Hunty, Greaves and now Keanu.

YH: What is your favourite win of the season so far and why?

HS: “The 5-4 win against Fairfield where we were 4-2 down and Cawley came on with 15 minutes to go and gave us that injection of pace and hope we needed really. Hunty scored a penalty to make it 4-3, I equalised and then Cawley scored to make it 5-4 and we took the 3 points all within the last 5 minutes of the game. We were dead and buried, our energy in last 20 mins of games is unmatched.”

YH: Phil Glover deserves huge credit for giving young players like yourself a lot of game time. Do you feel that his management style is helping you improve your game?

HS: “Gloves, Willo, Thommo, Jamo and Joe have been brilliant with us this year, getting minutes and experience at this level at this age is only a good thing for me. I think I have proven I can do a job wherever I play on the pitch but to be trusted to do so in the first place is a credit to Phil for giving me the opportunity.”

YH: After a frustrating draw at Hallen, how important is it to get straight back to winning ways?

HS: “Yeah I think Hallen was definitely a frustrating result after a great run, but we had to change things up before the game due to illness and injuries with players playing out of natural position. Then we lost Sam Rawlings to injury early in the game and then Macca getting a sending off early in the 2nd half meant it was time to dig in and see what we could get out the game. Birdy comes on with a bit of magic and an unstoppable 35 yard free kick and we should have gone on to win the game in truth. The main thing for us as a team is to take it game by game and just keep getting 3 points then we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.”

YH: Westfields have had some incredible support at games this season. How have you found the atmosphere around the club?

HS: “Yeah the support has been brilliant all season really and it’s a credit to everyone at the club. There have been a few games where the some of the crowds have been unbelievable, more recently when we played Lads Club and there was nearly 600 people there watching. Seeing that amount of people coming to watch gives us all a boost in our performance. But even the away games where we still have supporters who travel hours to come and watch us it’s amazing.”

YH: Which teammates have impressed you most over the Christmas period?

“Everyone has played out of their skin throughout December which was rewarded with the team of the month. Birdy has added some magic to the team scoring some big goals at crucial times, Hunty is relentless with his scoring and the boys at the back keep everything tight. Macca and Harrison have a workrate that is beyond belief.”

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Key Player: Josh Hunt (Westfields)

18 goals in 23 appearances for Westfields this season. If Fields are to have any chance of promotion at the end of the season then they must keep Josh fit and firing.

Josh Hunt shared a few words with us ahead of tomorrow’s fixture:

“I believe so far it’s been a good season for us at Westfields, we have worked as team to get the results needed to be in with a chance of gaining promotion.

“Ever since leaving Evesham United and deciding to play more local due to family and work commitments, I have really enjoyed playing my football at Westfields FC. Gloves, Willo, Tony & Thomo have the same football philosophy on wanting us to create and play attacking and attractive football.

“This has been demonstrated through some of the team goals that we have scored. We are in a good position in the league table and we now have to go on a winning run of games to help push us to our goal of gaining promotion. The boys know the importance of each and every game, there is plenty of quality within the squad to get the job done and that’s what we plan to do.”

Josh Hunt in action for Westfields at Hallen – Photo: Will Cheshire Photography

Match Info: Allpay Park, 3pm Kick Off.