Teen striker Harry wants chance to shine in Wrexham AFC's final game of season


Richard Williams

GEORGE HARRY is hoping for another starting role when Wrexham complete their season against Eastleigh.

Boss Dean Keates promised all his players would get their opportunity once Wrexham reached safety and Harry was handed a first senior start against Torquay on March 25.

The 18-year-old striker, who had previously made three substitute appearances, scored from the penalty spot in the 1-1 draw but hasn’t featured since.

But with Keates likely to make more changes at Eastleigh, Harry is keeping his fingers crossed that he gets another chance.

“I scored the goal against Torquay and I haven’t been involved since which is disappointing,” said George.  “But it drives me on to do even better in training and try to push my way back into that starting XI. There is only one game left now so hopefully I am involved.

“Last Friday I played 90 minutes for the youth team against Carlisle and scored. Ninety minutes in the tank always helps so I can use that at Eastleigh if I am needed.

“Eastleigh have got nothing to play for, just like us, so hopefully I can get with another goal if I play.”

Harry is delighted with how his second year as a scholar has panned out and he is waiting to find out if he has won a professional contract.

“I am only 18, people forget that Leo Smith is a year older than me and Olly Marx, and he has started a lot more games than us,” said George. “I am still young and have still got a lot to learn.

“When you first get your scholarship you dream of being involved with the first team.

“If you’d have said to me at the start of my scholarship I would be involved with the first team after Christmas in my second year then I would have bitten your hand off.

“Hopefully I get a professional contract and push on next year, try and work my way into the team.”

Keates has indicated that the likes of George will feature tomorrow.

“We will have a look at maybe changing one or two things,” said Keates. “There are a few players that have not picked up any minutes over the last two or three games so we will give them another chance and look at getting them some more minutes.

“George came in and did okay on his first start. He has dropped down the pecking order again but he is definitely in my mind.”

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