Maidstone United FC
|Date of Birth: |
|Place of birth:|
RW / ST
|2015 (on loan)|
Kent Football United FC
|2016 (on loan)|
Hayes & Yeading United FC
|2017 (on loan)|
Hemel Hempstead Town FC
|2017-2018 (on loan)|
Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
|2018 (on loan)|
Bognor Regis Town FC
Braintree Town FC
Maidstone United FC
Justin, introduce yourself…
I’m Justin born in south London grew up in both south London and Bedfordshire.
What are your specific qualities as a football player?
My specific qualities I would say are one vs one attacking and finishing because I enjoy beating players.
Could you tell us about your experience at youth football?
I was at the Dartford youth set up and got picked up by Barnet in my 2nd year literally 2 months before Pros were handed out so felt grateful at the time cause boys have been there for 2 years and the managers at the time picked me ahead of them.
Justin, in April 2015, you signed for Barnet FC. How important was that moment for you ?
When I first signed for Barnet in 2015 it was obviously my first pro contract at 18 and it came so quick so I was excited to say the least at the time and happy the hard work payed off.
On your 19th birthday on 17 October 2015, you made your League Two debut in a 3–1 win over York City FC. What can you remember about your first team debut with Barnet FC ?
My debut was good on my birthday as well had a better taste too it , I was nervous because I never played first team competitive football even for Dartford even though I scored a lot of goals for the youth team was never given a chance so my first competitive first team game was in league 2 and was challenging.
By Barnet FC, you was loaned out to Hayes & Yeading United FC, Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Hampton & Richmond Borough FC and Bognor Regis Town FC. How did you experience these periods?
I remember the tempo being high you wouldn’t have time on the ball, the atmosphere was good as well was a very good feeling.
When I was sent on loan it helped me know what men’s football is about you have to be alert at all times cause every game is for 3 points and every game means something and is potentially effecting players livelihood and you can’t just go through the motions.
After your time by Barnet FC, you moved to Braintree Town FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?
After my 4 years at Barnet I went too Braintree, which I had a short period of about 5 months but really I think was where I learnt the most cause I was thrown in the deep end in the national league football playing week in week out.
The facility’s wasn’t as good but it made me hungrier too work hard the fan base probably wasn’t as much as well and the stadium too.
Since February 2019 you played for Maidstone United FC. What is the best thing about playing for Maidstone ?
Since signing for Maidstone, the fans took well too me and welcomed me which made me play my game and score my goals it’s always nice when you are liked you always play better with confidence The supporters are the best thing for me.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever experienced in a match?
The craziest thing I’ve experienced is i remember playing under Graham Westley he brought me on 80th minute took me off 90th I laugh now at it but at the time that was probably the craziest thing to happen to me and made me numb too any abuse I get now so In a way was a good thing.
Justin, what are your personal goals for the rest of this season ?
My personal goals are too score and much I can and help win promotion as this is the best Maidstone team I’ve played with for years.