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Hutchinson feeling at home in the first team

30 July 2019

Isaac Hutchinson said he feels very much a first team player ahead of the 2019/20 season getting underway this weekend.

The 19-year-old made 12 appearances last season, memorably scoring on his debut against Cambridge in the EFL Trophy.

And after scoring his second goal in pre-season against Gillingham last Friday, he hopes to stake a claim for more game time this time around.

Here's what Hutchinson said following the final pre-season outing.

On the 1-1 draw with Gillingham...

I thought we played some really good stuff and obviously we got ourselves ahead. It was a sloppy goal to concede from all of us really, but I was happy with the performance from everyone.

On scoring his second goal of pre-season…

It was good pressing and I was happy I made the box, I got on the end of it and it was good to get another goal.

On how pre-season has gone overall…

I’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been good to be with the first team the whole time I think that I’ve shown this is where I belong. I’m looking forward to the season.

On getting started away to Coventry this weekend…

After how last season ended with the positive way that we stayed up, everyone wants to build on that now and improve this season so everyone’s buzzing.

On how he finds playing out wide…

When I was at Brighton as a scholar I ended up playing out wide quite a lot so it’s a role I’m familiar with. I’m happy to play wherever the gaffer needs me. I think I can affect the game from there, so I enjoy it.

On his hopes for the season personally…

I just want to play as much as possible and help the team as much as possible. I’m feeling good and I can help the team massively this season, so hopefully I play as much as I can.

On another tap-in…

I think because I’m in the box quite a lot it’s really just potluck, so it’s right place right time. Them type of goals are almost even more satisfying because you have to be in the right place.


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