Meredith reveals debt to Foyle

11 May 2010 03:46
York City left-back James Meredith has revealed the debt he owes to his current manager Martin Foyle after being released by Shrewsbury Town twelve months ago. That followed a spell on loan at AFC Telford towards the end of last season, during which time he twice featured against the Minstermen in the FA Trophy semi-final.And his performances in those games must certainly have impressed the York boss, who made his move to sign the 22-year-old  former Derby County defender a couple of months later.“I was very, very disappointed not to get more of a chance with Derby or Shrewsbury, but you just have to keep battling," Meredith told The Press. "I have battled and finally been given that opportunity.“If you get one and do well, you deserve it but, if you never get an opportunity, it’s hard. The gaffer has given me an opportunity when a hell of a lot of people wouldn’t and I have a lot of respect for him," he continued.“I’ve signed a new contract at the club because I like it here first and foremost, but also because I want to play in League Two. “I might have been hedging my bets a bit when I signed the new deal a few weeks ago but, now, I think we have a great chance of promotion.”      James Meredith keeps a close watch on Luton's Claude Gnakpa Meredith will come up against his former Shrewsbury team-mate James Constable when York take on Oxford United in their play-off final this weekend.“I like James Constable and get on with him," he added. "He’s a bit fiery which I also like and it will be good coming up against him.“In terms of keeping him off the scoresheet, I don’t want to give too much away but you’ve just got to knock out his strengths.”