Teddy looks to the future: 'The first team was much faster & that's something I need to get used t

06 June 2011 08:29
Southend United's young left back hopes to play more games for the first team next season. Teddy Nesbitt: Another from the under-18's to get picked for the first team One of the surprises in our recent poll for the positions that Blues boss Paul Sturrock  should be looking at was that left back grabbed third position behind central striker and right wing. Surprising because as well as Luke Prosser signing a one-year deal, well maybe not so surprising in that case, to cover first choice peter Gilbert in that position, there was also teenager Teddy Nesbitt who appeared twice as a first teamer last season which impressed Luggy enough, his debut away at Stockport was certainly promising, to offer Teddy a new one year pro deal. The 17-year-old left-back came on twice as a substitute for Paul Sturrock’s side last term. And, having now signed his first professional contract to remain at Roots Hall, he hopes to be given more chances to shine. Nesbitt told www.echo-news.co.uk: “I want to play as many games as I can next season. It was very exciting to come from the youth team to the first team but there was a big difference. The first team was much faster and that’s something I need to get used to.” Nesbitt has now been with Blues for four years, having been spotted while playing Sunday League football for Pro Star in East London. Prior to that he had been with Chelsea and also had trials with Liverpool, Arsenal and Charlton Athletic. But Southend eventually secured the youngster’s signature and he is excited to have now committed his future to the club. Nesbitt continued: “It was brilliant to get a professional deal and I’m so pleased to have signed it. Hopefully I can do well in training and then in the reserves as well next season to try and stay involved with the first team. That’s definitely my aim but I realise I do have areas of my game to improve and work on.” Best of luck for next season mate. The Kids are allright: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/the_kids_are_all_right_ teddy_nesbitt_needs_to_work_on_a_few_things_ but_good_hes_involved_662559/index.shtml