Elvis Bwomono is eager to show gaffer Phil Brown why he deserves to play after competition for starting places in the training camp are high…
The youngster was picked as replacement right-back when Jason Demetriou was previously away on international duty earlier in the season.
And Elvis is keen to get back into the first team with Demetriou away with his national team.
“I’m very pleased to have got five starts so far this season and I’m going to continue to work hard for them.
“At the start of the season I didn’t expect to be in the position that I am in today.
“Any game that I can get I’m very eager to play in, of course Jason is away at the moment and competition for places his very high at the moment, so if I do get a chance to play then I’ll show the manager what I’ve got.
“I think the whole first team have helped me a lot with my positioning, when they talk to me and ensuring that I work very hard in training.”
Elvis isn’t the only academy player that Brown has called upon this season with the likes of Harry Kyprianou and Dru Yearwood both featuring in the first team, and the young right-back believes having other academy players and the experience in the training camp has helped him settle in with the first team.
“The step up from the academy to the first team has become a lot easier, I think playing alongside others that have come up from academy has helped me a lot.
“When you have experienced players in the team it helps a lot, I thrive off them, when I play with them it brings a new belief in me that I never really thought I had.
“I’m always learning from Anton, Jason and even Ben Coker as a left back and I’m seeing what they do in games and I’m trying to bring it into my game.”