Herbie Kane says he is enjoying the challenge that senior football has brought him during his first ever loan spell.
The midfielder made a temporary switch from Liverpool over the summer, being brought into the side against Wycombe Wanderers, and he is looking to continue his development.
“I always wanted to get on loan somewhere this season, I wasn’t expecting to come in and play straight away but the gaffer has put a lot of trust in me, I want to work hard and earn my place in the side,” he said.
“For me it’s all about winning, that’s why I have come here to do just that and help the team to win, I’m thankful that the manager has put me into the side, now I just have to keep playing well and stay in the team.
“It’s very different going from under-23 football to senior football, you’re still playing for three points but it’s much more intense, more physically, but I’m happy and I’m relishing the challenge ahead.”
Kane’s move from Liverpool came following appearances in the under-23 side at Anfield last season, and the youngster is looking to transfer his performances from youth football into the senior game this season.
“I’m a team player, I want the team to do well and I think I’m a hard worker, I like to link up play and try and get us into good positions, I like to lead on the pitch as well and I have always seen myself as a captain,” he added.
“I like to talk and help my teammates out around me, I want to be successful, I captained the Liverpool under-23 side a few times last season, but for me I think you need to have many captains on the pitch not just the one with the armband, and I think we have that here.
“I wanted to get a good run of league games under my belt when I first came here, and thankfully the manager has faith in me to put me in the side and get games, hopefully now I can stay in the team and kick on.”
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