Lucas Kirkpatrick

LUCAS KIRKPATRICK

Personal Details

Club:
Braintree Town FC
Full Name:
Lucas Kirkpatrick
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
18-03-1995
Place of birth:
Luton
Position:
Centre Midfield
Shirt number:
8

Career

2012-2019
Hitchin Town FC
2013-2014 (on loan)
Langford FC
2018-2019 (on loan)
Biggleswade Town FC
2018-2019
Bedford Town FC
2019-
Braintree Town FC

Interview

Tell us little about yourself…

I’m a Pe teacher as well as playing football for Braintree, I used to live in Dubai when I was a kid playing a lot of beach soccer and played for reebok academy! I moved back to the UK and signed for Luton Town academy. I enjoy going to the gym and socialising with my friends and family in spare time. I support Chelsea FC.

How important is football for you?

I’ve always loved football and always had a passion, playing academy or with friends at the park or first team football always been wanted to be the best I could be.

Who was the player, or players, you looked up to most growing up, and why?

I looked up to Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes always wanted to play like these players, they were the best midfielders as I was growing up. The goals and the way they played I always enjoyed watching.

What is the most important football lesson you have learned and who taught you that?

The 3 A’s from Mark Burkee at Hitchin town has stuck with me! The way he used to explain it in team talks was always very amusing for the team but has stuck with me to this day and I’m sure a lot of my ex Hitchin team mates.. Attitude Application Ability.

Lucas, you started your football career by Hitchin Town FC. How did you experience these periods?

I played my youth at Luton town so signing for Hitchin Town and playing men’s football was a big shock but I adapted really well. I loved being at Hitchin Town my favourite time of football was played there we had a great team on and off the pitch. Being more physical and it meaning so much more to everyone. It’s a results business and it didn’t matter how young you were, you were playing against experienced players. I enjoyed the challenge and took it in my stride.

You made your debut for Hitchin Town FC in the 2018-19 season. How important was that moment for you ?

It was a great experience I was 17 and I came on for about 15 minutes for John Frendo who is a Hitchin town legend. So that was really enjoyable experience playing in front of 500 people.

In 2013, you was loaned out to Langford FC, but that was not a success. How did you experience these periods?

Yeah I just come into men’s football and it was hard to adapt to the way they played everything was in the air and not much football was played as such and this didn’t suit me not being physically developed at that age. So it took some time to get used to it but for me I knew I could play higher where they played more football on the floor.

In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 season, you played more than 60 apps in per season. What was your best game you’ve ever been involved in?

These seasons were my favourite at Hitchin we made play offs in both seasons getting to the final in 2016-2017 season just losing out in extra time! This was my best season scoring more than 12 goals and lots of assists. My favourite game was a semi-final against Merthyr Tydfil in playoffs we drew 1-1 but won on penalties to get into the final, I went first and scored my penalty in front of 2000 people. Which was a scary but great moment!

In 2018, you signed for Bedford Town FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs ?

Yeah was a massive difference I had spent nearly 5 years at Hitchin so it was very different going to a club league below and seeing how it was run was very eye opening. But I did enjoy my time at Bedford and we done very well making the play offs.

Lucas, from 2019 you played for Braintree Town FC, what are your personal goals for the rest of this season?

My personal goals are to keep playing week in week out and try and win as many games as we can. Keep bettering myself each game and hopefully score a couple of goals and finish the season on a high. The main goal is to perform well every game and help the team finish as high as possible.


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