Hednesford Town striker Neil Harvey has spoken of his delight at being called up to the Barbados squad to participate in the Digicell Carribean Championship later this month.
The striker, signed from Marine in pre-season, has made a strong start to his Hednesford career, scoring three goals in six starts, and has already become a fan-favourite through his barnstorming performances and Usain Bolt celebration after netting against Blyth Spartans.
‘It will be an honour for me to represent my country at the tournament and with my parents and sister still living in Barbados I’m really looking forward to it.
Rob Smith has been very understanding about the call up, which will be the seventh time I’ve turned out for the team and playing in games with thousands of spectators will be a great buzz.’
Harvey will be absent from The Pitmen’s fixtures between 19th September and early October but with Sean O’Connor, Aaron Rey and Michael Lennon already making impressive starts to the season he is confident the team can cope until his return.
‘We’ve got some big games coming up in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy but I know we have the quality in the squad to continue our solid start to the season.’
The Pitmen have been drawn away against Midland Combination Premier Division side Nuneaton Griff in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round on Saturday September 22nd, KO 3pm, where they will be strong favourites to advance further in the competition after disposing of Redditch United 3-0 in the First Round.
Hednesford’s league campaign continues on Saturday when they travel to another team with promotion aspirations in the form of Chorley, looking to avenge a surprise 5-1 thrashing last year and continue their unbeaten start to the season.