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Nevitt: I just want to improve and enjoy playing

27 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers striker Elliot Nevitt revealed his happiness to be a part of the Super White Army, the feeling after scoring his first goal for the club and his love for the supporters, ahead of Saturday's clash away at Scunthorpe United.

It's been a fairytale story for Nevitt, a summer recruit from non-league outfit Warrington Rylands and the striker spoke candidly on Thursday, where his passion and enthusiasm really revealed itself.

Nevitt started by touching on the end of last season, which saw the 24-year-old embark on a run of excellent goalscoring form, including a coming of age performance in the FA Vase final for his former club, scoring a hattrick at Wembley.

"It's all been so fast really! There's been quite a few big games and the Wembley one, where I did well and I've just kicked on from there."

The performances unsurprisingly caught the attention of a handful of teams but it was Rovers who would win the race for the 24-year-old. Nevitt revealed what it felt like to make the move and his eagerness to join Tranmere: "It was the best feeling ever, it's something I've always dreamed of and I never thought it would've happened, then when I heard it was going to happen I was so happy. I was so keen to get it done."

Nevitt also revealed his happiness to get off the mark for Rovers and his lack of nerves when the chance came his way against Oldham. "I don't really get nervous, I just get excited. All the boys ask me if I'm ready and I say it doesn't bother me playing, I love playing. When the goal went in it was amazing!"

Nevitt also described what type of striker he is, giving an enthusiastic indication to the supporters of what they can expect from the 24-year-old.

"I like scoring, I like running in behind and I can hold the ball up, I can head, I can do a bit of everything, but I just want to score!

"I like the ball getting played in behind where I can run and try and score. I like battling and I don't mind having the ball at my feet."

Netvitt revealed that manager Micky Mellon hasn't set him any individual targets ahead of his first season as a professional, the boss instead putting an emphasis on his development and morale.

"There's no targets really, he just wants me to improve and to keep enjoying playing because he knows how happy I am at the minute. He wants me to be as I am and to carry on going."

Learning from the senior players who have amassed a vast amount of experience will be integral for Nevitt throughout the season, he touched on the influence they are having on him, singling out Peter Clarke in particularly.

"Peter Clarke speaks to me all the time, he makes sure I'm alright every day. He's a proper fella him!"

A local talent, Nevitt also touched on the impact of the fans and what it means to him hailing from the local area. "They travel everywhere and they love the club. Hopefully, I can make them proud."


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