Defender wants to play well enough to earn himself a new deal
Ben Nugent says that being presented with a fresh start under new boss David Artell has swayed him to want to stay at the club. Nugent saw his chances limited under previous boss Steve Davis as he chose to go with a Harry Davis/Jon Guthrie partnership at the heart of his defence, but both Nugent and new skipper George Ray have forced their way into the managers’ plans through their performances.
Nugent has told the club’s official web-site that he is thoroughly enjoying the new regime and a chance to show what he can do, and that he would be willing to remain at the club if a contract is offered at the conclusion of the season.
Ben told crewealex.net: “It has been a frustrating season for me and no-one wants to sit on the bench but the new gaffer has come in and given everyone a fresh chance. I knew that if I got an opportunity then I could take it with both hands and I feel as though I have been able to do that.
“It has been a fresh for me and the gaffer is good. He is a bit old school in his mannerisms and I like that. The training has been sharp and intense and we are all enjoying it.
“I feel me and George (Ray) are forming a good partnership and that is a massive part of it.
Ben added: “I have had a run of games now and I am feeling more comfortable and confident in my performances. It has certainly swayed me to want to stay here. I would like to stay.”