Hornchurch’s Calvin keen to pick up new tricks with Jim

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 July 2015

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

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Young forward pays tribute to Urchins boss and discusses playing alongside George Purcell and David Knight

Hornchurch forward Calvin Poku is really excited about the new season and working with boss Jimmy McFarlane.

The young striker moved to Bridge Avenue from Ryman North outfit Barkingside this summer after a successful time with the Cricklefield side.

Poku will link up with experienced duo George Purcell and David Knight at Urchins and looks forward to learning from them.

“I’m really excited and I can’t wait for the games to start and to get that first goal for the club,” said Poku.

“George and David are proven goalscorers in the Ryman League and both can play higher, so I am looking forward to working with them.

“I’m hoping I can play my part in getting Hornchurch promoted back to the Ryman Premier this year by helping out with my fair share of goals as well as hard work.”

Although pre-season has only just started for most teams, a large chunk of the Hornchurch squad has been training hard throughout the summer to get themselves ready for the new campaign.

Up to a dozen players have been going through their paces with Ricky McFarlane, the son of the manager and Poku believes those sessions have been really beneficial.

The youngster also revealed his happiness at working with the Urchins boss at his new Bridge Avenue home.

Poku added: “Jimmy has been great to work with and over the month I have been here, he has been doing his own training sessions, which have been really good. I have been working with his son Ricky as well, which has been great.

“It has been so beneficial for me and I’m hoping to show that in training and games. I am sure the rest of the team feel the same way.”

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