Aberystwyth defender Ryan Wollacott lauds appointment of Neville Powell

Aberystwyth Town defender Ryan Wollacott has backed the clubs decision to appoint experienced manager Neville Powell as their new First Team Manager.

The Welsh Premier League winning manager made his return over a fortnight ago and has since taken charge of two friendly matches.

One of his players has backed the appointment and is hopeful to be apart of the club going forward as the club embarks on a new era.

In an interview with CFA, the Green and Blacks centre-back has opened up on life in Mid Wales and has set himself goals for the upcoming season.

Defender Ryan Wollacott is looking forward to the season under the former Bangor boss as he hopes to be part of the managers plans.

“I think Nev Powell has a great past history and with him coming to the club it is going to attract a lot of good quality players. I’m hoping I am in his plans and if we do well, it will only improve my personal performances”.

Wollacott arrived at Park Avenue last summer from Stourport Swifts along with goalkeeper Dominic Richards who has since returned to the Midlands and he has said that playing in the Welsh Prem is a step up from where he played previously and said he is enjoying life in West Wales.

“It’s definitely a step up from Swifts. I felt I adapted well but still can do much more to improve my game and hopefully this season can push on and do better individually and as a team.”

A familiar face has joined Ryan in Aberystwyth this summer as they signed Joe Phillips. The pair have worked together since an early age and Wollacott believes his former team mate can improve the team with assists and goals.

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“I have known Joe from a young age and he can add a lot to the team. He is both footed and provides a lot of assists and comes up with a fair few goals on top also”.

As a defender, it’s sometimes hard to set a target but despite being a center-back, Wollacott says scoring goals is the aim for him as he intends to use his stature and aerial presence from Aberystwyth’s set pieces this season.

“I definitely want to add some more goals to my game as a defender so my aim is to score a few goals this season from corners.”

Under the new manager, the young defender believes that the top 6 can be achieved if Powell if brings experience into what is a youthful side.

“I feel with him bringing in some quality, experienced players, we can achieve top 6 when it comes down to the split. In the second phase of the season we can just try and get as high up as possible in the table.”

(Featured Image: Chris Howells)

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