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Interview: Dec loving squad battle

Midfielder talks on competition in the ranks and more…



Declan Weeks
Declan Weeks

DECLAN WEEKS says he’s thriving off the competition within the Harriers squad as he aims to nail down his place in the team.

The midfielder has largely had to make do with cameo appearances so far this term.

While he had started a handful of matches, most of his action came from the substitutes’ bench.

He was handed the chance to start from the off against Darlington last time out after some impressive sub showings, and certainly did not disappoint.

The former Southport player is now determined to do what he can to ensure he keeps that place.

It isn’t easy to do – he feels the competition within the midfield ranks is strong, and is making the most of that challenge.

He told our YouTube channel: “I have had to be be patient because the midfielders have been doing well.

“But I felt I’d done well coming off the bench and earned my start, and hopefully I’ve done enough to keep my place.

“There’s high competition for places and that’s what I thrive off.

“I know I am not guaranteed to start but I have to work hard in training every day and make sure that I am starting.”

“We have got to see [games] out – we’re a team and we have got to stick together.”  Declan Weeks 

Harriers are next in action on Saturday as they travel to York City.

Weeks was left frustrated with aspects of the 3-3 draw with Darlington last time out, and feels it’s clear where improvements are needed ahead of the trek to Bootham Crescent.

“It’s a plus that we’re making chances,” he went on to say.

“But, for me, we have got to start winning games – it’s happened too many times now and we have got to be better in both boxes.

“We have got to see [games] out – we’re a team and we have got to stick together.

“We’re creating more than enough chances but we have got to start putting them away, and it’s alright saying it but we have got to start doing it.

“It’s November now and we have got to start climbing the table.”


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