Harry Emmett says he is excited for a new challenge after committing to join Southern League side Cinderford Town for the 2021/22 season.
Emmett, who was named Severn Sport Player of the Season for the 2019/20 season, has made the step up from Longlevens to the Causeway ahead of the new-season and told Severn Sport that the move provides him with a tough test.
“I’m really excited for this new challenge to be honest,” said Emmett.
“I’m excited to see how the Southern League will differ from the Hellenic Premier. It’s going to be tougher for sure, but that is what I want really so I can’t wait to get started,” Emmett added.
The news of Emmett’s imminent arrival to the Causeway comes just days after Cinderford Town announced that all of Ash Davies, Tristan Haswell, Nick Jones, Luke Payne, Zak Drew and Lewis Spurrier had agreed to stay on for next season, with the latter having played with Emmett at Longlevens during the 2018/19 season and Emmett is looking forward to being part of a young and exciting squad.
“I’ve known Lewis for a long time as well as playing with him for a number of years, so I know just how good he can be – so it will be great to be back playing with him again.
I know that Zak was top scorer for Cinderford and he is another exciting young talent so I hope I can provide some more goals for these quality players,” said Emmett.
After a number of eye-catching performances during the 2019/20 season Emmett was watched by a number of Southern League sides and has attention since from sides like Highworth Town, Cirencester Town and Slimbridge but the former Cheltenham Town Youth prospect says the decision to join Cinderford was an easy one.
“I went to a couple of training sessions last month, which I really enjoyed,” Emmett said.
“Sooty [Manager Stephen Cleal] is a great manager and along with Will Morford, who has a lot of experience, they play a style of play which suits me perfectly. Plus the lads are great so after the training sessions I knew that Cinderford was the right place for me to play,” added the forward.
There will be a lot of eyes on Emmett after making the step up into the Southern League this term, but he told Severn Sport that he will be looking to take it one game at a time whilst helping his new side to a strong position in the league.
“With it being my first season going into the Southern League I would obviously like to continue to score goals and provide goals for the team to try and push us to a good finish in the league table.
But other than that I haven’t given myself too many targets and I will just take each game as it comes,” said Emmett.
During his time at Longlevens, Emmett had a bromance with Isaac Johns – with both players talking about the other on our Buttee’s For Breakfast programme, so thankfully he has reassured us that Johns has given him his blessing for the move.
“Yeah we have spoken about it [the move] a few times, but he will be alright. He will have to take either Joey Haswell or Elliot Martin under his wing this season,” joked Emmett.
Cinderford Town are expected to release details regarding more players who are committing for the 2021/22 season in the coming days and weeks.