Emmett focused on Longlevens after turning down higher league interest

Severn Sport Player of the Season Harry Emmett says that he is fully focused on Longlevens, having turned down interest from numerous clubs in higher divisions since the end of the 2019/20 season.

Emmett, 19, set the Hellenic League alight for Longlevens as he bagged 20 goals in his 32 starts, helping Craig Martin’s side to a 6th placed finish in the expunged campaign.

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Form like that is enough to make anyone take note, with at least three Southern League clubs showing an interest, but Emmett has turned down offers from interested teams to remain at Longlevens.

“I’m buzzing to get back with Longlevens” said Emmett. “I’ve been keeping in touch with Spider [manager Craig Martin] about when we may be back in training. I’m fully focused on Longlevens.

“Hopefully we can improve from what we did last season. I know we can with the squad that we have and I know everyone else is dying to get back as well!

“It was frustrating [that the season was cut short] as I feel like we could have definitely pushed to get higher up in the league. We still had a cup match to play that we could have won too, but obviously it was the right decision to cut the season short.”

Emmett was recognised in the Severn Sport End of Season Awards as our Player of the Season for his performances in 2019/20, where he formed a lethal partnership with Brad Martin and the two were the driving force behind a team that were on course for their best ever league finish.

“This season was much different to other seasons, as it was the first time I’ve played up front and had more opportunities to get myself some goals” he said. “I feel like I’ve adapted well in this role especially with Brad alongside me, as we know each others’ game so well now.

“It was a pleasure to win the Player of the Season, and there are some other contenders at the ‘levens awards too. It is nice to be recognised for the all the hard work that goes on the pitch, however I need to be able to continue to keep performing consistently.”

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