MATT YOUNG is determined to make sure he doesn’t want to be just another right-back, and is striving to improve every aspect of his game to make sure that happens.
The defender, 23, has made 13 appearances for the Cards since deputising for the injured Louis Ramsay, who suffered a long-term injury against Sutton United back in September.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Bury in the FA Cup, Young has stated his desire to keep improving on his ability, but has revealed that the full-back is enjoying his run in the side.
He told Radio Woking Sport: “I don’t want to be pigeon-holed as a normal right-back, I want to be a right-back who can adapt to every situation that the game calls upon.”
“I try and improve every aspect of the game and I’ve had a spell where I’ve done quite well, I can do better but I’m happy to be playing, contributing but I’m always looking for improvement and loving every minute!”
Young has shown his reliability in that right since filling in, and has shown his technical ability with both feet, which the defender has worked on in training, however he praises manager Anthony Limbrick for making sure all players in the squad are ready to always put in a performance.
“Whoever is ready to be called upon comes in and does a job, Jamie Philpot played out on the right and he’s had a blinder both defensively and going forward so credit to the gaffer for prepping us.”
Woking went behind after just 42 seconds in their FA Cup tie with Bury at the weekend after a defensive lapse, but Philpot notched his fifth goal of the season to equalise midway through the first half.
Young was also insistent that his side are good at bouncing back, just like they did on Sunday, but after three straight league defeats, that will be something that Woking will have to do at Halifax on Saturday.
He added: “We’re very good at staying in the game as a team, so when setbacks happen, we’re really good as a unit in recooperating and going again.”
“These things happen, we didn’t feel as if we were caught napping, because we were back on the front foot but it was nothing major.”
“When they did score, we started playing the ball, the full-backs pushed on, the forwards found holes, Inih Effiong was a threat up there and we controlled the game. They had a long ball which Wynter and Orlu nullified really well.”