Former Gloucester City midfielder happy at Chippenham despite interest from Football League Clubs

Former Gloucester City midfielder Karnell Chambers has told Severn Sport that he is happy at National League South side Chippenham Town, despite interest from a whole host of Football League sides. 

Speaking to Severn Sport regarding his season so far, the 21 year old reflected on the rumours and his future.

I know I have been watched by a few clubs and that’s a good feeling and of course it makes me feel happy. But for me I am fully focused on enjoying my time with Chippenham and seeing how far we can go as a team. It doesn’t really distract me and I try my hardest to put the performances in for Chippenham.” Chambers said. 

The season has been really good so far. I’ve enjoyed playing football at Chippenham and the lads are great. We find ourselves 3 points off the playoffs, which is more than anyone expected of us. We take it game by game and see where that takes us during the season. Some players within the squad have played at a higher level, a level I want to get to, so everyday I’m learning and I can’t thank them enough.

The objective for me individually was to play as many games as I can and I knew that at Chippenham I would be getting that opportunity. I’m thankful to the staff and everyone at the club for that, I knew that once I am playing regularly and making the amount of appearances in the National League, then the rest would come naturally – like the goals, the assists and the performances.

Being in double figures for goals so early on at a young age gives me more motivation to get to where I want to be because this level is very difficult and is a great stepping stone in the right direction for me. Right now the only way is up.” 

So far this season Chambers has notched up his highest number of appearances for one club in a single season, whilst seeing his best goal return in his career to date. But the young midfielder is hoping he can help his side to a strong finish this season, starting with Chippenham’s away trip to Welling United on Saturday.

“My aims for the rest of the season is to help the team win as much games as possible to help us secure a top 10 finish, at least. It would be a great accomplishment for the club and I think it is very possible because we have already beaten some of the top teams in the league, like the likes of Torquay United and doing the double over Billericay.

Saturday’s game away at Welling will be a very difficult game but it will be a great result for us if we can get the 3 points. A win should take us into a playoff position I think and we are in great form on the pitch, with a high team morale on and off the pitch at the moment – so hopefully we can take all three points.”


Karnell Chambers spoke to Severn Sport during a Core Sports Management media day.