by Nathan Bliss
After a defeat at Manchester United last time out, Wolves U18 captain Elliot Watt says the team are determined to put things right, starting with Saturday's clash against Newcastle United
The 17-year-old says the team are excited about the upcoming fixture: “All the lads are looking forward to it, especially off the back of the result at the weekend.
“We need to show that it doesn’t reflect us as a group, we’re a much better group than that and we’re capable of much more than getting beat 6-1.
“We’re looking forward to putting it right.
Darren Ryan’s side currently sit ninth in the U18 Premier League North with six games played after a mixed start to the season, but Watt believes that their results don’t reflect their performances so far this season.
“The West Brom game at the start of the year, we definitely should have won that and the Middlesbrough game we could have won that game.
“It’s definitely been a good season so far, even if results don’t match it up, the lads are enjoying it.
Despite the Scotland youth international joining the club only last summer, he’s already established himself as captain of the side, and it’s a role he says he’s relishing: “This year I feel like I have more of a responsibility being a second-year scholar and captain, to help the younger ones.
“I’m enjoying that side of it, as in helping other players because I’m more experienced. Yeah, I’m enjoying the role of captain.
As a central midfielder, who ‘loves being on the ball’, Watt says he’s enjoying the teams style of play this year: “More so this year, we’re focusing a lot more with the ball.
“I think the lads are enjoying it, on the ball you have to work harder than off the ball sometimes to keep possession.
“I’m really enjoying it, being on the ball more than last year, it’s definitely developing and the lads are developing along with the style of play.
The former Preston North End player also revealed his personal aims for the rest of the season.
“For the rest of the season, I just want to continue playing well for the U18s.
“I’ve played on a Monday night about a week ago against Bury for the U23s, so I want to try and play a few more games for the U23s, but just to continue playing well and developing as a player.”
Wolves U18s take on Newcastle U18s in the U18 PL North on Saturday 21st October at Compton Park at 11am.