Striker Lloyd Dawes moved back to Worthing Football Club over the summer having spent time at National League Eastbourne Borough. His previous good spell at Woodside Road won't have been forgotten by Rebel's fans and worthingfc.com caught up with the man aiming for goals and more success this time around.
WFC: What persuaded you to come back to Worthing after doing well at National League South level?
LD: I started to fall out of love with the game, stopped enjoying it due to injuries and set backs. So I thought I would come back to the club where I enjoyed my football the most.
WFC: Obviously the club didn’t need selling to you, how does Adam (Hinshelwood) compare to some of the other coaches you’ve played under?
LD: No, not at all. Worthing is my number one club and always will be. He’s very similar to most managers I’ve played under, just generally wants to play football, doesn’t want to smash it long, class guy as well.
WFC: Do you feel the club has changed much on or off the pitch since your last spell here?
LD: A little bit, the team seems a lot younger, but from what I’ve seen they all look very good players.
WFC: In what respect do you feel your experience will help the younger players despite the fact some are pretty experienced at this level for their age?
LD: Yeah I think it could help a lot. I think everyone can learn from everyone else regardless of age. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses.
WFC: Having already been a Rebel, are you looking forward to re-connecting with the fanbase once again?
LD: That’s another reason why I wanted to come back. The fans are unbelievable. I’ve always loved them, the atmosphere at Woodside Road is always class.
WFC: Given there are no big budget teams in the division this year, are expectations play-offs minimum having been so close last season?
LD: Yes, I think we have a really good chance. We don’t really have any weak areas. Everyone looks ready to go and the more games we play with each other we will gel and grow stronger as a team.
WFC: And finally, do you set yourself personal targets before a season begins or wait and see how things pan out?
LD: I just hope we do well in the league and as a personal target I would love to beat my all time record of 29 goals in one season.
Our thanks to Lloyd for taking the time to talk to us and good luck for the season.