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Breeze: I must learn to stay on my feet
10:20am Saturday 6th October 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MIDFIELDER Matt Breeze says he is learning all the time when he plays for Worcester City.
The 19-year-old, a summer signing for the club following his release from Peterborough United, has had a mixed start to his City career. A promising pre-season was spoiled by a red card after coming on a substitute in the opening game of the campaign at Bradford Park Avenue.
But he has since returned to the team after a series of high-energy appearances off the bench earned him a recall for Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Solihull Moors.
Alfrick-born Breeze believes he is a better player for the experience and is hoping he can keep his place in the side for today’s FA Cup third qualifying round tie at Weston-super-Mare (3pm).
He said: “I’m only 19 and I’m eager to impress and after the last pre-season game I felt I had a good shout to be starting.
“I’ve got to learn to stay on my feet, like with the red card at Bradford, and I think I’ve done that.
“It’s not that I like a tackle but if I have to tackle I’ll do it for the team. I’m very quick over the first five or 10 yards and that sometimes tricks players into thinking they’ve got more time than they have and that’s how late tackles happen.
“But it’s part of the game and I don’t want it to go out of the game, tackling is a major part of winning the ball back and I think I can do that side and do the setting up and scoring. I haven’t had any yellow cards since and I am hoping I can push for a starting place and really kick Worcester on into the play-offs.”
Breeze, who was on loan at Histon last season, added of today’s cup clash: “Everyone’s up for it and we’re going into the game thinking we can get into the next round. I think we can get a cup run.”