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Kevan Hurst: I'm aiming to keep my place on Saturday against the Blades

13 November 2015

Winger looking forward to his return to the club where he began his career.

Southend United winger Kevan Hurst is looking forward to the clash with his first club Sheffield United on Saturday and is hoping to keep his place at Bramall Lane.

Hurst came through the youth system with the Blades although he does admit to supporting their bitter city rivals as a youngster!

“It was my first club and have friends there,” the 30-year-old reflects.

“When I was ten I went for a trial there in my Sheffield Wednesday kit! Neil Warnock’s brother John told me to never turn up again in that kit and that was that!

“I suppose after over ten years there it turned me from an Owl to a Blade!

“It’ll be a great atmosphere there I’m sure and a great experience for the boys that haven’t.”

Kev returned to the starting XI for the game against Bristol Rovers in the JPT on Wednesday night, playing the full game.

And he hopes to have done enough to keep his place in the team for the weekend’s game.

“All I can do is the best I can do on the pitch. It’s been disappointing for me with the injuries again, but I’m fit now and hopefully I can kick on now.

“There’s a lot of competition for places now which means everyone is focussed in the squad.

“They’re a good club to be at, especially with the youth there. They treated me really well and have a proven record of bringing players though.”

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