Talented striker Jordan Ball has gone on record as saying that all is going well in his loan spell at Evo-Stik First Division South side Belper Town.
“I’m playing, scoring and enjoying it, so it’s all good. Obviously it’s a bit different to what I’m used to here, we play a certain way and we try and win as many games as possible,” he said.
Although the home conditions in Derbyshire aren’t too bad, some others aren’t quite what the academy graduate has been used to in the formative stages of his career, “The pitch is quite nice and we’ve been to a few nice surfaces this year but there are still some that are thick mud and long grass – it’s all a learning curve.
“You can sometimes hear what people are saying on the terraces, if it’s positive then you try and take it on board, if it’s not then you have to block it out because there’s a job in hand.”
Dean Saunders has said that he sees potential in Ball, but first needs to get games and goals under his belt to help him develop.
“The gaffers commented on my goals and it’s nice to know what he’s thinking.
“I’ve not noticed any rough stuff but I expect a little bit; it’s going to happen when the men are older and a bit more experienced but if it comes along then you take it and get on with it.”
The goals have flowed for the youngster, who has notched 8 goals in 7 starts for ‘The Nailers’. “I take each game as it comes and look forward to the challenge and as a striker I want to score as many as possible and see how well I can do.”
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