The scouser looking to achieve National League glory with Manchester United PFC
Jordan Duke is one of Manchester
United Powerchair Football Clubs most valued assets and he is looking to achieve premiership status once again with the Red Devils and he sat down with All:sport to discuss his hopes for the future.
Q; “How’s your season been so far?”
A; “Yeah, we need maximum points really, we’ve got some tough fixtures this weekend but we’re hoping to carry on our form from the cup game last week. it’s been a
good season, we’ve just been trying to find out what our best team is and now that we’ve finally found it were just focusing more on our playing time, putting as many hours as we can into training getting the ball moving well and just scoring as many goals as we can”
Manchester United PFC have already made a bold
statement regarding their intentions of becoming a force to be reckoned with come next season, scoring 87 goals and conceding just 17 shows just how hot the Red Devils have been this season. After progressing to the semi-finals of the WFA Cup, they face Aspire PFC who are the most successful club in England it’ll be tough but Dukey seems to be relishing the opportunity
Q; “You beat Middlesbrough PFC 4-2 in the quarter-final of the WFA Cup are you confident of causing an upset in the semi’s against 10 time Premiership champions Aspire?”
A; “I can’t wait for that one. Its another away game, our third one in a row, this time in London but we’re up for it against Aspire, a premiership side with the England captain I live for these kind of
moments though so hopefully we can get the win. Its going to be difficult and I think all the lads understand just how tricky its going to be to progress to the final at St George’s Park on the 16th of June but at the end of the day its just football….anything can happen.”
Q; “So is the aim to go on and win the competition?
“That is of course our goal but we’re not looking to win it just to see how far we can get and if we do manage to win it, that’d be amazing.
Q; Looking at league form now and you’re top of the championship are you and the boys confident of getting promoted this season?
A; “Yeah, we’re highly confident at the moment, we want to win the championship and get back to the premiership and gaining our premiership status for the following season slowly getting better and better and moving up the table season after season.”
Q; “Have you noticed the improvements of the players around you sinced you joined from West Brom two years ago?”
A; “Yeah definitely, since I joined to where the lads are at today there’s a world of difference, they’re enjoying themselves more and that in turn means they are playing better football with smiles on their faces and it’s great to see, they’re enjoying the play, getting the ball moving trusting their teammates, playing the ball back to go forward and focusing more on the passing side of the game rather than always dribbling and the ball becoming static and trapped so I see a great future with these boys and I hope that we continue our form of this season onto the next.”
Q; Personally are
you confident of remaining in the Premiership next year if you do get there?
A; “Obviously it’s going to be a tough ask as you have the best players in
England playing there, West Brom even have 4 England players in their squad so it’s never going to be easy but our lads are full of spirit and desire and we know that if we focus on our job we’ll be fine”.
Manchester United PFC have come a long way from their inception as a
registered Powerchair Football club some six years ago with the club. Winning the Championship title back in 2016 but subsequently dropping out of the Premiership the following season the lads will be hoping they can produce better results this time around.
Overall Manchester United PFC will be quietly confident about next season. Currently sitting on 50 pts with second place Bournemouth on 44 pts with Manchester United holding a 21+ goal advantage on their rivals, its looking like the Red Devils will be going up as Champions next season