Whitby Town Football Club

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Sukar “enjoying game time” at Whitby Town

Jassem Sukar says that he is enjoying his regular activity in the Whitby Town side having featured predominately at left-back over the last few weeks.

The absence of the injured Daniel McWilliams left a vacant position in the left-back spot, something of which Sukar has made the most of, putting in some impressive performances.

The defender narrowly missed out on claiming December’s player of the month award to Callum Patton who has also been impressive, albeit in the attacking areas of the pitch.

“I’m really enjoying game time at the moment,” said Sukar.

“It’s nice to get a good run of games and we’ve played quite a lot recently. It’s nice to get out there and play quite a lot and to get a good run going.

“As a result of this, I feel a lot more consistent in the games that I play in. We’ve now got a nice break to try and recover and freshen up for the next run of matches.”

Sukar knows that he and his teammates had a difficult festive period, with matches coming thick and fast, so much so that the Seasiders averaged a match every three days.

These matches also came against strong opposition with three teams in the play-offs all faced in the form of Gainsborough Trinity, Farsley Celtic, and Scarborough Athletic.

“A lot of us have played every minute of every game,” Sukar said.

“From 22nd December to 5th January, we’ve had a game every three days which has been tough. Luckily we can use this weekend off to re-charge the batteries.

“I know a few lads have been playing through niggles, and I think that the whole team need a rest, and a weekend away from the action to relax.”

In these three matches against play-off contenders, Whitby have managed to take six points from a possible nine which is impressive reading considering the quality of opposition.

Sukar feels however, that playing them all in quick succession may have benefitted his side due to their playing styles appearing comparable to each other.

“The team’s that we’ve played are quite similar,” admitted Sukar.

“They’re higher up in the table because they have a lot of quality players. We often do well against these types of teams, so it’s a shame that we can’t get a run going.

“In our games in November and December, we’ve played well, but it was the small margins that didn’t go our way. Hopefully in the games to come, these margins will go our way.

LISTEN to Jassem Sukar’s interview by following this link.