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Parkgate's Frontman Tracey: "The stats will look after themselves."

Parkgate’s centre-forward Freddy Tracey this week told that he is hugely missing playing every week and the lockdown has made him appreciate the game even more. “The stop-start football over the past year has been not only disappointing but frustrating this season. It has however, made me appreciate each individual game as there was always the possibility hanging over you that each game could be your last for the foreseeable future.

“We all just hope to get back to normal both on and off the pitch and for the games to carry on where they left off, thick and fast.”

Parkgate have had to switch their front-line a variety of times last season due to injuries in the squad as well as the duo of Sam Ackroyd and Jamie Austin departing for Maltby Main.

When asked about playing with several different strike-partners, Tracey replied; “Depending on who I played up top with I have slightly tried to adjust my technique but mainly I've just remain focused on my own game.

Depending on the personnel I’ve had to think about whether I was going to be more of the target man or play on the shoulder looking to get in behind.”

Freddy Tracey has netted 8 goals in 12 games, an impressive return for the Steelmen's forward. He admitted he doesn’t care much for personal records and achievements as long as the team are producing results. “I haven’t paid too much attention to the goal figures if I’m honest. I’ve been going into each game just looking to enjoy it and be the best I can which is what I’ll continue to do. The stats will take care of themselves.”

You can find more exclusive player and manager interviews on the Parkgate Twitter account (@parkgatefc) or on their website

Photography Credit: Toby Wildgoose

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