Jordan Sinnott is savouring the battle for places at Huddersfield Town and today pledged: “I’m hungry to make my mark this season.”
The 20-year-old has come through the ranks as a midfielder but has also been employed by manager Mark Robins as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation.
Sinnott has enjoyed playing a full-part in pre-season both at PPG Canalside and in Portugal, but his focus is already beyond Saturday’s friendly at Scunthorpe and on the Championship business proper from August 9.
“I’m in the last year of my contract and looking to make my mark,” said Sinnott, son of former Town captain Lee.
“I went on loan last year to Bury and things didn’t go quite as well as planned – and when I came back as well – but I’m enjoying pre-season, working hard and, hopefully, I can show the manager what I can do.”
Boss Robins has spoken to all Town’s young players individually and Sinnott is delighted to be working at senior level with Steve Eyre and Frankie Bunn, who have coached him through his development years.
“We’ve been trying new systems and it’s been different for everybody, but I will play wherever I’m required as long as I’m on the pitch,” added Sinnott, right wing-back in the 4-1 win at Guiseley on Monday.
“Like everyone else, I would love to get a shirt on the first day of the season, so I’m going to get my head down, work hard and see what happens.
“My dad has often told me that in football things change day by day and you have to be ready, so that’s my approach.
“I’m feeling strong and sharp from the work we’ve done in pre-season and I’m hungry to do well.
“We’re in our third season in the Championship and I don’t see any reason why we can’t push on because we’ve got the players to do it.
“The club has younger players coming through who are pushing everybody to do well – we have shown we can step up if we need to – and from my point of view I want to start playing games and play as high as I can for as long as I can.”
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