Former Gloucester City U18s left back Logan Roach has confirmed to Severn Sport that he is on the lookout for a new club for the 2019/20 season, as he looks to build on his first season in Senior Football last year.
It was only 12 months ago Roach, a product of Ken Blackburn & Neil Mustoe’s final Gloucester City U18s side, joined Hellenic Premier side Longlevens as he made his first step in the Men’s game.
Now, Roach is on the hunt for a new challenge as he looks to balance another year at Hartpury College whilst plying his trade in Gloucestershire Football.
“I believe I had quite a successful season at Longlevens, especially with it being my first year in men’s football. While I was there i found it very enjoyable and all the guys were very welcoming and a great bunch – although I was restricted in playing time due to commitments for Hartpury College, in particular after Christmas.
I’m staying at Hartpury University and will be looking to progress my playing ability playing football at either the same level or higher of men’s football.”Roach added.
Roach, who enhanced his reputation during an incredible 2017/18 season with Gloucester City U18s as the Young Tigers swept all before them, scored one goal for Longlevens last season in a campaign that saw him have to put his college football first – the opener in Longlevens’ 3-1 defeat against Tuffley Rovers.
The long season has helped the left back though and Roach believes he is capable of balancing the two levels of football for the new campaign.
“I believe my game has improved a lot after playing men’s football, especially when adjusting to the demands and the fast paced tempo compared to youth.
I also think that I’ve become more physical in games, due to taking on players who are older and therefore more physically matured. Working with Hartpury and the S&C coach Chris Cone, we have spoken about what we will improve on next year to cope with the demands of men’s football and also the university standard which I believe would benefit my game completely.” Roach said.
We asked Roach about the level he is looking to play at during the 2019/20 season and the young full back told us he is focussed on getting back on the pitch.
“I’m very excited for the new season and can’t wait to get back onto the pitch and playing wherever that might be. I just can’t wait to get back playing and hopefully having a successful season, which would hopefully involve a lot of trophy wins.”