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Deeney happy to stay beyond term
6:30pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
ELLIS Deeney says he would be happy to commit his future to Worcester City beyond the end of this season.
The 20-year-old former Aston Villa youth captain joined the club from Hinckley United at the turn of the year and has since established himself as first-choice left-back.
Filling the boots of Neil Cartwright, who was released during the January shake-up, Deeney has proved a good asset to manager Carl Heeley’s team.
Like Tyler Weir or Dwayne Samuels at right-back, he is equally comfortable attacking down the flanks as he is facing his own goal.
Deeney feels at home at St George’s Lane and, while he is looking to further a career that began in the professional game with Villa, is keen to be part of a successful City side.
“I was playing with a team I didn’t like too much and I wanted to come to a team that plays football,” Deeney said.
“We don’t just kick it, we try and get the ball down and play which is more my game. It’s a good move for me.
“If a better team comes in for me then that’s for my personal progress but I am happy where I am right now and if they want to offer me a contract for next season then I am happy to take it.”
Deeney reckons he has helped Worcester improve at the back — an area Heeley was keen to strenghten in January — but is playing it cool on their play-off chances.
He said: “We are just trying to get our heads down, work our way up the table and see what happens.”
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