Dan Kemp was pleased to be back in the starting XI in Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy tie at Fleetwood Town.
The loanee from West Ham was one of ten changes made by Head Coach Neil Critchley, and Kemp was pleased to be back out on the grass.
“It was good to be back out there and be part of the side, which is always a privilege,” the 21-year-old said.
“We want to win every game we play, so it was disappointing to lose out on penalties. Given the amount of chances we created on the night, particularly in the first half, I think we should have won the game really. As an attacking player, I’m frustrated I didn’t get on the scoresheet, but feel overall we did well on the night and warranted more from the game.”
With such a large amount of changes in personnel made for the game, Kemp believes this proves what a strong depth the squad has, which he feels could be crucial in the coming weeks.
“We always speak about the importance of having a strong squad,” he said.
“I think you could see during the game that we have some serious quality within the group. We’ll only be getting better as the weeks go on too, as there was such a large turnaround in players over the summer. Results have turned around in recent weeks, and that’s so pleasing. I think we’re all starting to show what this team is capable of.
“For me, I want to be as involved as I can. I’ve just got to get my head down, keep improving and do the job when I’m called upon for the team.”