Crewe skipper adjusting to League

07 December 2009 01:01
Crewe captain Mat Mitchel-King has said he is still coming to terms with life as a professional footballer.The 26-year-old defender has made 20 starts for the Alex since his move from non-league Histon in the summer. [LNB]"I've only just come into full-time football and it was a shock to be training every day," Mitchel-King told BBC Radio Stoke. [LNB]"If people say that I'm improving on the pitch, that's music to ears. I'm hoping I can become a better player." [LNB]He continued: "Some of the credit has got to go to [manager] Dario Gradi and his staff, and some has to go to me for taking it all on board."[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Mitchel-King worked as a male model and body double during his time at Histon, before being snapped up by the Alex in the summer. [LNB]Crewe are now unbeaten in four matches after a 0-0 draw against Lincoln City on Saturday, but Mitchel-King admitted it was a frustrating afternoon. [LNB]"Teams will now be coming to try to stifle us, rather than trying to match us, and get us not playing our normal game," said the skipper. [LNB]"We know we've got enough quality in the side and we were still creating chances. [LNB]"If teams want to do that, we'll have a good go at breaking them down and see if we can score goals."

Source: BBC_Sport