Regan Charles-Cook is loving playing his football at Woking after their 1-1 draw with League One side Bury in the FA Cup First Round.
Charles-Cook, 20, currently on-loan from Charlton Athletic, has been in brilliant form since joining Anthony Limbrick’s men, scoring five goals since his arrival from the Valley.
The versatile midfielder claimed an assist for Jamie Philpot’s equaliser at the weekend, and told Radio Woking Sport that he is enjoying playing in a free role with the National League side.
He said: “I’m here until January so I’ll see how it goes, we’re still fighting for the league position but we’re also in the FA Cup, I’m enjoying my football and loving it here.”
“I’ve had to go out wide a couple of times because we have a lot of injuries at the moment bu I don’t mind playing anywhere, but I enjoy the number 10 role since I get more freedom.”
Charles-Cook has previously had experience in the National League, making 13 appearances for Solihull Moors last season, but the main selling point for coming to Woking was the trust of manager Limbrick.
He added: “The gaffer has a lot of faith in me and he tells me ‘once I step over the white line just make sure you do you defensive work, but when we’re in possession you do what you want.
“He trusts me to create things and score goals and gets assists so he lets me play with freedom, and that is what I favour when I’m out on the pitch.”
Woking dominated for large parts of their draw with Bury at the weekend and were arguably disappointed not to have beaten a League One side despite conceding after just 42 seconds.
The Cards remain eighth in the National League after three straight defeats, but Charles-Cook believes his side showed their true potential and nullified any previous weaknesses in the team.
“We’ve had a little bit of a dip but this game shows we can compete with teams in other leagues which is a boost, and I’m confident we can get back on track,” he added.
“We defended well from set-pieces because although we’ve got goal in the team, set pieces have been the problem but we looked very strong and we’re looking more mature.”