David Worrall discussed the positive atmosphere that is around the club and why the whole squad are “buzzing” for the season to begin.
Worrall spoke about how after a relaxing and restful summer break, a hardworking pre-season has left him feeling fitter and stronger than last year, and well prepared for the upcoming campaign.
With an important season for the club ahead, Worrall and the squad are feeling confident, due to changes around the club, such as manager John Askey’s strong pre-season regime, which has focussed the squad and got them well prepared for the season.
A key reason for this positive change under Askey has been his good man managements skills in the eyes of Worrall, who stated how the gaffer knows how to get the best out of each of his players.
He said: “I’ve come back fit and ready to go, I know it’s a big season.
“There’s more direction, his [Askey] pre-season has been really tough, one of the toughest I’ve had.
“That comes with the way he wants us to play, high press and get the ball back as quickly as you can.
“Certain players need different treatment, you can’t just treat everyone the same, people need a shouting at, people need an arm round their should, so he’s adapting to everyone.”
With everyone in the squad performing well going into the new season, Worrall is hopeful he can pick up where he left off under Askey last season, and carry on his good form.
Across pre-season, Worrall has displayed his versatility by playing in numerous roles, such as out on the wing and down the middle, something he has enjoyed and hopes he can do well now he has committed his future to the club.
A key reason for his decision to remain at Vale Park has been the fresh feeling generated by the 'new era' at the club, with conversations with both the gaffer and new owner Carol Shanahan helping him to realise he wanted to stay.
The confident atmosphere that has been spread around the club has left Worrall and everyone else ready for the season to get underway against Colchester, as they are hopeful for a strong season.
He said: “I know I’ve made the right decision, so I’m just happy I got it done.
“We know how hard it’s going to be, Colchester are a good team and they always start the season well.
“We’re ready, we’ve got a strong squad, everyone in the changing room is buzzing to get going, especially me, I can’t wait to get there.”