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Maxwell: “Sometimes you take it for granted…”

Luke Maxwell on his Aggborough return, tough times and more….



Luke Maxwell (c) Kidderminster Harriers FC

LUKE Maxwell won’t be taking anything for granted following his return to Harriers.

The 23-year-old re-signed at Aggborough last week, the club for whom he made his professional debut as a teenager after graduating from the Academy.

In between, he earned a move to Birmingham City and has hardened himself further with first-team spells at the likes of Gateshead and Gloucester City.

Discussing his return to home comforts, Maxwell insists he’s looking to put behind him a torrid period in his career that included a lengthy stint out injured.

Speaking to the Harriers YouTube channel, the player said boss Russ Penn needed to little by way of selling Harriers to him.

He’s glad to be back – and now can’t wait to get to work.

“He knows the situation I’m in, I’ve kept in touch with him,” he said of the gaffer.

“Everyone tries to sell it, but you don’t need to sell it to me – I know what I’m coming to.

“I’ve worked with him before and I’ve been here myself before, so I know that this is what’s right for me now at the minute.”

Maxwell opened up on a difficult period in his young career owing to injury, which robbed him of what he thrives on most – games.

He went on: “Last year, I spent a lot of time injured so I can’t wait to get back to it now, I want to hit the ground running, get as many games as I can and do as well as I can for myself and the club.

Watch: Luke Maxwell addresses Harriers comeback

“Sometimes you take it for granted so, for me now… I was out injured for seven months last season and no footballer wants to be sat out, watching everyone else playing.

“Now I’m back fit, I just want to get back playing and enjoying myself.”

The global Coronavirus pandemic has left a devastating legacy and still continues to wreak havoc and cause havoc.

With things fully in perspective, Maxwell knows that there’s a renewed enthusiasm for the game.

So rather than concerning himself with the long-term future, potential suitors or anything else, it’s clear he’s keeping his attention firmly on the 2020/21 season.

“Everyone’s focused on this season,” he added.

“With COVID and everything, everyone is raring to go and to get back to it now, I think everyone in football is.

“It’s ‘focus on this season’, and get a good season under my belt and, hopefully, plenty of games and enjoy my football again.”


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