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Kirk: "I Want To Play Key Role"

20 June 2016

Young Charlie Kirk aims to become a regular after breaking through last season.

Youngster Charlie Kirk says that his aim is to establish himself as a regular in Steve Davis’ starting XI this season. Kirk, 18, is looking to build on the 14 appearances he made last season after he broke into the first team in February.

Academy graduate Kirk and his young team-mate Callum Ainley were the bright spots in what proved a disappointing season for the club.

Charlie exclusively told the club’s official web-site: “It was disappointing to be relegated at the end of the season but I felt I came on a lot by being involved with the first team.

“I had been doing well with the Under-21s when I got the call to travel with the first-team to Millwall. I thought at the time I had a chance to be involved but when it happened it was still a shock.

“It all happened really quickly but I still felt ready to make the step up and it has been a great experience. I think I’ve grown up in a short space of time and I have to keep on improving.

“We didn’t have the best of season’s last time but the aim is promotion. I am looking forward now to the new season and trying to establish myself in the team on a regular basis.

He added: “The manager has spoken to me, and I know I have to develop physically. That is what I have been working on because I think I am a technical player.

“I need to become stronger and not get bashed about in League Two, so that is what I have been working on over the summer.”

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