After signing with FC Halifax Town yesterday, Cameron King spoke to the official website first, to give his thoughts on signing with the club.
Firstly, welcome to FC Halifax Town. What was it about the club that made you want to sign for The Shaymen?
“I’ve always had ambitions to play as high as I can, the gaffer has shown an interest in me and given me a chance at this club to play.”
Have you got any previous experience with the manager and has he given you any ideas of what to expect?
“No, I haven’t had any previous experience, but, based on the first day I can see that it will be a lot of hard work. He’s very tactical from what I can see already, and he seems like a very smart gaffer. Hopefully, I can learn a lot from him.
What are your expectations for the upcoming season?
“I think it’s too early to think about expectations. Obviously, we want to do as well as we can, but the squad is not complete yet. It’s very early days in pre-season so we’ve barely had a kick of the ball today, it’s mainly just been running. It’s too early to say but well be giving everything we have and hopefully finish as high up the table as we can.”
Are you looking forward to the pre-season games?
“Yes, there are some good games in there. Pre-season is a good chance to play teams at higher levels, so you can see the quality of the team in a game. If you do well, you take a lot of positives from it and it gives you a lot of confidence, especially when going into games against teams at your own level. It will benefit all of us.”
You previously played for Shamrock Rovers in Ireland, was it any different to playing in England?
“Not really. Obviously, their league is played over a different period to here. It’s quite difficult going over there in the summer when they’re already halfway through the season. It was tough for me to begin with to get into the team because I was a bit behind on match fitness, but after that, I enjoyed my time out there.”
You’ve also been capped at U21 level for Scotland. What was it like to turn out for a national side, especially with scoring a goal?
“I was honoured when I got called up to the Under 21’s. Going over to Switzerland, I got put on for the last 15 minutes and managed to bag the equaliser. That was one of the proudest moments of my career.”
Finally, the Vanarama National league fixtures are released on the 4th of July. Who would you like to play against in our first game?
“I’m still learning about this league, so I’m not quite sure. I’m not too bothered, we’ll take anyone.”
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