BRIGHOUSE Town’s newly-appointed captain Adam Field is looking forward to the new season and has high hopes for the team.
“People looking in from the outside may think we don’t have much of a chance,” he said.
“But we have pressure on ourselves from within and I really think we have a chance of the play-offs this year.”
The 23-year-old Huddersfield University student, who has just come to the end of his first year of the three-year course, joined Brighouse in 2013 after being with Huddersfield Town’s academy from the age of seven until he was 19.
He joined the Terriers from his junior side Dalton Dynamos where he began life in centre midfield before moving to central defender and now floats between there and right back.
Last season was a frustrating campaign for Adam, who was dogged by injury, mainly a broken toe that didn’t heal properly.
But when not playing he attended every fixture and was a real support to the players.
It was this dedication, vocal support and response from the team when he cheered them on that made him a natural selection for manager Paul Quinn.
“Paul spoke to me first and then called me to confirm,” he added.
“At first I thought that it was perhaps a couple of years too early for me but after what he said and the reaction from the team it now feels right and hopefully I will do a good job.
“When I was side-lined I went to the games because I still wanted to be involved and that was one of the things that persuaded Paul.
“We have had a few training sessions now and with the toe properly strapped it is not giving me any stick and it has gone well.
“Fingers crossed now for the weeks and months ahead.
“Ideally we would win every game.
“Realistically we are looking at the play-offs as we don’t want to float in this league for a few years.
“I think Scarborough will be up in the running this year as they have gone and spent a few quid and Farlsey Celtic will be stiff opposition.
“I also think Glossop can be added to the list of tough competition away from home, but I think we have enough in the arsenal to take them on.”