Joe on getting ‘the best of both worlds’

Joe Foulkes on his season so far and his first professional career goal…

Joe Foulkes. Image: (c) Ade Hoskins

JOE Foulkes admits he’s getting the best of both worlds as part of his loan from Walsall – after netting his first professional goal with Harriers on Saturday.

The teenager has been a regular fixture at the start of this campaign for Russ Penn’s men.

His energetic performances have ensured he’s quickly become a hit with the Harriers faithful.

This past weekend marked a milestone moment for him personally, as Foulkes rose in the area with a great header to net in the defeat to Gateshead.

Speaking after the game, he was visibly frustrated that it hadn’t proved enough to help his team grab a share of the spoils.

“It’s always nice to get my first goal,” he told our YouTube channel. “But unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to secure at least a point for the team.

“I’m very happy with my goal… it was a very good ball from Caleb and, fortunately, I got on to the end of it.

“I thought, after that, it would be a good chance to kick on in the second half, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.”

Foulkes has now racked up six league starts for Harriers, with the team now heading into the Emirates FA Cup at Sporting Khalsa this weekend.

He admits he’s had the full variety of experiences in the early part of his journey into senior men’s football, with the player himself saying with a smile: “”I’ve been kicked around at a few places!

“[But] at other times it is free, expansive football, so I am getting the best of both worlds while I’m here.

“It is a great experience for me.”

Saturday’s Cup tie represents a chance to make progress in the world’s most famous cup competition, but only if the Reds can see off a Khalsa side who’ve started well themselves this term.

“Sporting Khalsa have got a good set up and are a good team,” added Foulkes.

“We’ll go there, set our standards high and won’t be lacklustre, we’ll be going for a win.”

Get away travel information for the Sporting Khalsa tie and join the lads on the road in the FA Cup.

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