Interview with Brad Wells.

Bradley Wells talks about life outside of football, tricky opponents, debut goals and laying one on for his Dad.

Footballing memories.

“I’ve had a few clubs; Spalding United and Gainsborough Trinity are my most recent. I scored 30 goals for Spalding a couple of years ago. We got to the first round of the FA Cup with Gainsborough -something I never thought I’d achieve when I started off playing in the really low levels of non-league”.

“I was lucky enough to play in the same team as my Dad as he was finishing his career and setting him up for a goal, which was quite special for us, so that’s a great memory”.

Inspirations.

“I have two things that inspired me to play. Watching my Dad play, I remember him running down the wing with the ball and the fans chanting his name, which made me want to play even more. Secondly was when I went to watch Notts County for the first time when I was about ten and the feeling when they scored was fantastic”.

Life outside of football.

“I recently applied for a Prison Officer’s job but they wouldn’t be flexible with my football so it’s something I can’t do for now but something I’ll probably do in the future”.

Tricky opponents and favourite players.

“A player called Josh Falkingham, he plays for Harrogate Town and I couldn’t get near him. Lee Hendrie was a tough one to play against too”.

“Everyone talks about Ronaldo and Messi but I personally prefer Ronaldo, I love his desire to win games and score goals. I play up front and on the right and he is the best player in the world in that position. As a centre forward though, I used to love watching Dimitar Berbatov play”.

Southern Central League.

“I’m not too familiar with the Southern Central League so I’m not sure who will be up there. I know at this level there are no easy games so I think myself, the management and the squad will be focusing mainly on ourselves and what we have to do to get promoted”.

“I feel there’s some really good players coming in and we have recruited well. Players that have played at this and higher levels will boost what we have already got”.

Debut goals

“I was over the moon to get a goal on my debut for the club, I really wanted to get off the mark as early as I could and to do it at Keys Park was even better. I know how dangerous we can be from set pieces and Bails’ throw-ins and I know how good Kieran is in the air so I just tried getting myself in around Kieran and luckily, it fell straight into my path and I put it in. It felt great; my family were there so I went over and celebrated with them”.

Next season.

“Target for next season is to win the league, play-offs minimum. Personally, I am aiming to be up there in the goal scoring ranks too”.

“I feel that the fans at the back end of last season saw how good we are, and bringing other quality players in will only make us better. To see as many fans as we can down at Keys Park will be great, I honestly feel this is the season for Hednesford Town and something for the fans to be excited about.   Up the Pitmen!”

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