TEENAGE Town prospect Danny Racchi would be delighted to become well known as a wide boy!
While Galpharm manager Andy Ritchie has quashed rumours he wants to sign Hartlepool's Andy Monkhouse, he does intend to use two out-and-out wingers in League I next season.
And 18-year-old Racchi, who is all set to sign a new one-year contract, believes he can fit the bill on the right.
"The manager has said he intends to bring in some new faces and that he wants to play with wingers," said the Academy product, one of only two out-of contract senior players to be offered new terms (Aaron Hardy is the other).
"That makes you think he could sign a couple of wide men, and while that would make it harder for me to claim a regular spot in the side, I'm fine with it.
"I've been with Town since I was eight, and there's no way I want to leave now, so the contract offer was great news.
"It gives me a bit of security, allows me to focus on my football and aim to prove I am worth a regular place, regardless of who else is in the squad.
"Supporters might think that as players, we don't want competition, but that's not the case.
"You're sure to have it at this level of football, and it ensures you stay on your toes.
"To be successful, a club needs a strong squad.
"All the players at this club want to win promotion to the Championship, so it's accepted that there has to be as much competition as possible."
Racchi, pictured, who grew up in the same Halifax street as Town's England Under 18 goalkeeper Simon Eastwood, signed his first full professional deal last summer and made his first-team debut as a substitute in the 2-2 home draw with Port Vale in March.
He also came off the bench to figure in the 2-0 loss at Scunthorpe (Ritchie's first match in charge) and the 1-1 draw at Northampton.
"Getting a taste of first-team football was fantastic, because I've been dreaming of it ever since I first signed for Town," added Racchi, who also figured in central midfield and as a right-back for the Academy.