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HUTCHINSON: ‘I WANT TO ADD MORE TO THE TEAM’

17 January 2019

REECE Hutchinson says that the faith put in him by Nigel Clough has helped him to grow in confidence this season, and the full-back now wants to contribute more at both ends of the pitch.

The Academy graduate is into double figures for appearances in League One this season, becoming a first team regular less than a year after signing his first professional deal.

Nigel Clough has shown faith in the youngster, even starting him in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City, as well as numerous other important games this season.

Hutchinson, 18, believes that support from the manager has helped him to develop as a player, with the defender now wanting to better his game in the attacking and defensive thirds.

He said: “People have shown faith in me, that I can go out and play. I am now one to launch it up the line as much, but I like to get the ball down and play. I feel that is where my confidence really comes into the game.

“I want to add more to the team, such as goals and assists. I am an attacking full-back, which help the team out. If I can get up and down (the wing), it is important as I can support the winger.

“I think that my performances are gradually getting better. I am learning but I still have a lot to learn, particularly the defensive side of my game, but I am happy with the way that it is going.  

“The manager has given me loads of tips on how to become a better player. I have to thank him for all of his help so far. Coming through the Academy, you don’t know what it will be like at the start, whether you will play. I think that him rewarding me with a new contract shows that he has faith in me and wants to keep me for the future.”


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