Westcarr Looking Forward to New Season

Westcarr Looking Forward to New Season

By Callum Boyle
15th August
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New Grantham signing Craig Westcarr says he is excited to start the season ahead of Saturday’s encounter with FC United of Manchester.


The 34-year-old striker, who joined the Gingerbreads from fellow BetVictor Northern Premier League side Matlock Town in the summer, said that he can’t wait to kick off the 2019/20 season.

“I’m very excited to start the new season. I am looking forward to seeing all the hard work we have done be put into place against tough opposition this weekend."

“We’ve kicked on well in pre-season with some good performances and the fans have turned up in their numbers home and away so far, and I hope they do as well on Saturday.

“I’m looking forward to hearing them cheer us on and I will give my all for them.”

The former Nottingham Forest trainee, who was their youngest first-team debutant at the age of 16 in October 2001, was inspired by the Grantham management team - as well as an old friend in Adam Smith - to join the club.

“I spoke to the manager who told me what his plans were for the club and I was really encouraged by them."

“I also know Russ, and Smithy from my time at Matlock and Mansfield, and they only said good things about the club as well as also saying what the plans were going forward."

“Obviously I played against Grantham last season and I really liked the style of football, which also played a role in joining.”

Westcarr isn’t short of experience either having racked up over 300 appearances during his career and believes he can be a helping hand towards other, younger members of the squad.

“I try to set an example first and foremost by playing well every week."

“I also try and share advice I have learnt from other players, coaches and managers during my time in football which has helped me, and will also hopefully help the lads in the squad.”

Westcarr found the back of the net 16 times for Matlock last season was also quick to stress that Paul Rawden’s side can’t get too ahead of themselves this season.

“We’ll take it one game at a time. The team looks hungry and we know how each other play and what our strengths are. It’s going to be a tough start on Saturday, but we are all ready for it and for what the rest of the season has in store.”

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