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Loan Watch - Harry Clifton

12 October 2016

We catch up with the Town midfielder who is currently on loan to Grantham Town.

Town midfielder Harry Clifton is currently out on loan with Evo-Stik League Northern Premier side Grantham Town. The Grimsby born lad has already had a month with The Gingerbreads and is now set to stay at The South Kesteven Stadium for a further month.

Speaking to, Harry said: "It's going well, I've played eight games now - playing a full ninety minutes in every one. I've scored a couple of goals since I've been here but I still want to get a few more."

What kind of midfield role do you have?

"I'm playing in a flat two, which is basically getting up and down, box to box. We've got a good partnership in the middle there.

"It's a good standard, obviously a little bit different, but it's still hard. You have to be at your best to win and need to be able to compete physically as well. There's some good football being played, decent goals being scored, but it is a very fast pace."

What's the Grantham Town manager said he wants from you?

"The gaffer here is good. He's given me belief, just tells me to go out and express myself, get on the ball. 

"I'm enjoying it - playing week in, week out. I've been playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday since I've been here. It's a lot of games but it's a good learning curve for me.  Hopefully the physical aspect is going to help me grow physically and as a player as well."

How are the team doing? 

"Our form is a bit up and down. The performances have been good but sometimes we don't get the results. Recently we've started winning a few. We had a little setback last night - we should have at least come away with a point, to keep our unbeaten run going. Like I say, we can now go and win on Saturday, that's how it goes. We've been winning since I've been here, that is important to me."

Have you spoken to Paul Hurst since you've been out on loan?

"I come into training with Grimsby and everyone asks me how I am getting on - especially the gaffer. He keeps telling me to enjoy it and enjoy the experience, keep playing how I do."

Are you happy to stay for a further period?

"Yes. I'm staying there for another month, so that will be another eight games. That could be up to 18 games in two months. It is maybe what I need and it is 18 games that I wouldn't normally get in that period. It's all a good experience for me and I'm learning all the time," Harry added.

The Gingerbreads face Halesowen Town at home this Saturday.   

Picture: A surging run and an assist for Harry against Ashton United.  

Watch Harry in action for Grantham against Stafford Rangers.        

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