18 Jan 2020 in Interviews
The Nash’s new striker Owen Watkinson says as soon as he heard of interest he knew the Tameside Stadium was where he wanted to go.
Watkinson has joined on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season to help the Nash as they seek to maintain their National League North status.
The 18-year old spent the first half of the season on loan at Clitheroe in the NPL North West Division One where he scored four goals in 19 appearances.
“I got told by my agent that Curzon were interested and as soon as I heard that I knew it was an opportunity I needed to grab,” Watkinson said. “I had talks with Blackpool and told them this was what I wanted to do, and they supported it.
“Clitheroe was my first loan and first real taste of men’s football so it was a good experience, but I’ve always wanted to play at the highest level I can, so this is a good opportunity for me to step up. It was important to go to that level first and that experience will hopefully help me at Curzon.”
“I came on Thursday for my first training session, but I’d played for Blackpool on Wednesday, so I only did a light session. I got to meet all the lads, though, and they seem sound.”
The Nash have struggled for goals all season so is Watkinson the man to turn things around? “Hopefully! I’ve been told by the manager to come and get some goals so hopefully I can do that and keep this club where it belongs.”