Saturday: Farsley Celtic v Harriers

We look ahead to Saturday’s National League North trip to Farsley Celtic…

Luke Simpson [Pic (c) Paul Hickey]

GOALKEEPER Luke Simpson says he’s loving the daily thrust of training and playing for Harriers, who head to Farsley Celtic in National League North on Saturday.

The custodian was one of the final additions to Russ Penn’s squad back in the summer.

The former York City and Barrow man has played every minute of the season far, and is very much enjoying life.

Having found regular first-team football hard to come by in recent seasons, he says he’s relishing every challenge at Aggborough Stadium.

Speaking to our YouTube channel ahead of the weekend’s game at The Citadel, the 26-year-old is happy to be repaying the trust show in him by the gaffer.

Though vocal on the pitch, Simpson remains quietly spoken by comparison off it, nonchalantly saying of his season so far: “It’s been decent, yeah. I’ve made a few saves and there are a couple of clean sheets in there, so it’s good.

“I’m just enjoying playing for the club and coming down here every day to training.

“Over the past few years I’ve probably been sat around a bit [at other clubs] when I should have left, but sometimes it’s not as easy as that.

Luke Simpson previews
Farsley Celtic v Kidderminster Harriers
21/11/20 National League North

“When I came here and the gaffer has put trust in me, I love it.

“From my point you want to appreciate the trust he’s put in you, so you want to keep a clean sheet for yourself and the team, but for the manager as well, and the coaching staff.

“That’s where that comes from.”

Harriers, who remain without the suspended Jim Kellermann, will look to back up a 2-0 win over Brackley in midweek by visiting a Farsley side who seek to bounce back from defeat to Alfreton Town last time out.

“We’ve got to keep it going and build momentum and enjoy playing,” Simpson added.

“Everything else is behind us now and all that matters is Saturday.

“It will be a tough and we’ll go there and do our best and hope for the three points.”

Penn will also assess the fitness of Alex Penny who came off injured in the victory at St James’ Park.

Kick-off at Farsley Celtic is at 3:00pm.

For live streaming details of the match, visit Farsley’s website.

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