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Willoughby reflects on winning start

5th February 2020

Talented forward Kurt Willoughby was full of praise for his new teammates following his first few weeks with the club.

After joining on a month’s loan from AFC Fylde, the newly acquired attacker has hit the ground running, scoring two impressive goals in City’s 4-2 win over Chester.

And with important games coming thick and fast, the 22-year-old spoke of his confidence in being able to continue his excellent start.

“Every game is tough, but Chester are up there in the league and we put four past them, so we fancy ourselves against anybody.

“We have got a good team here, from defence to attack, and we are scoring a lot of goals, so we are looking to do the same.

“It is a very well-run club with very good, loyal fans. There is a lot of camaraderie and it is going in the right direction, so it is good to be a part of.

“It helps knowing some of the lads already and they’ve made me feel welcome.”

On the back of Kings Lynn Town dropping points against Kidderminster, Steve Watson’s team have further solidified their position in second place and now find themselves only one point off the top.

Speaking ahead of the away trip to Boston United, Willoughby said: “All we can do is focus on ourselves and our performances to get as many points as we can.

“Obviously, we want them (Kings Lynn) to slip up but it is out of our hands. If we keep doing what we are doing and go on a good run, then I don’t see why we can’t finish top.”

Kurt’s loan deal is set to expire just before Curzon Ashton visit Bootham Crescent, with the exciting forward due back among Jim Bentley’s Coasters.

But on the subject of his future, the loanee was open-minded about the prospect of extending his stay at York.

 “I don’t see why not. I am enjoying myself and I am getting more game time, which is exactly what I wanted.

“I am scoring, and I am happy so we will see.”



Article by Ed Painter.

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