Throughout this week in the build up to The Bucks big game against York in the FA Cup I will be doing an article a day about the season so far and what’s to come. The first being an interview with Jack Dillingham about coming into the first team this season and what it means for a young player to have experience around him. Interviewed on 27th October
What was it like making your debut this season?
“When I made my first debut it was against Grantham and I didn’t really touch the ball because we were trying to get the game closed off but it’s been good when I look at last year and now i wouldn’t of thought I would be playing for the first team. I’m definitely happy to start making appearances as it’s a team stacked full of good players!”
How have the more experienced players helped you as a player?
“The main thing is the professionalism we have alot of players that have played at a good standard and just to see how they conduct themselves before and after games it’s nice. When we went to South Shields we stayed over and it’s interesting to see how they prepare for a game. Out of all the players I’d say I’ve learnt the most off of Jamie Ward because he plays in my postion and its just little things when I’m shooting and he’ll come up to me and give me tips on how to be more accurate.”
What do you make of the teams performaces so far this season? “If we keep going the way we are going i cant see many teams getting points off us. We had a spell where I think we drew a lot of games however overall I think we have been unbelievable and look a lot better now”
York in the next round of the cup how important do you feel it is to progress to the next round? “ I think it’s massive it’s a massive thing for the club the players and even the fans against Kettering in the replay the fans were brilliant I think we definitely have the beating of York and it’s a competition to show actually how good we are not only for the league but the next season’s if we do go up we have a real force” What are your goals for the rest of the season? “ I want to improve on my finishing especially with my one on ones as I’m better from long distance shooting wise. I’d like to get a little bit faster probably a bit stronger as well as it is a very physical league and I’m only a small lad anyway. As I team I think we can do it and promotion is the one and automatic and winning the league is the biggest goal.”