Everything is awesome at Worksop for second generation Tiger Waddle

Worksop Town vs Brigg Town. Jack Waddle on the ball
Worksop Town vs Brigg Town. Jack Waddle on the ball

Jack Waddle is obviously enjoying his run in the Worksop Town starting 11, but he’s willing to put the team’s fortunes ahead of his own.

The 21-year-old cut a satisfied figure after Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Brigg Town.

Wing-back Waddle fired in the cross that brought about the first goal - the highlight of a Man of the Match performance.

With Phil Roe out injured, a run of starts have obviously benefitted Sheffield lad Waddle.

But he’s not about to issue any ultimatums to the management.

“The team is playing well and as long as that keeps happening and we’re getting three points that’s the most important things,” he said.

“Last year I had a few injuries, we didn’t really have a pre-season because we were a new side.

“This season the gaffer has brought us in early, we’ve played a lot of pre-season games, done a lot of running and I feel a lot sharper.

“It’s good to be playing, but we’ve got Roey who’s class, and there’s Steadey who’s getting fit. We have a lot of options.

“If I don’t play, there are a lot of good players who can. It’s all about three points.”

Sitting on the bench, playing as an attacker or a defender, going direct, it’s all good in Waddle’s book so long as the team are happy.

That willingness to sacrifice for the greater good stems from the second-generation Tiger’s contentment with life at Sandy Lane.

The son of former England great Chris, said: “The fans are great here, one of the main reasons that I came a year and a half ago was that the fans were brilliant.

“I asked my dad and he said the fans were crazy, they love it. Obviously you can see that, in the past couple of games that’s the passion we want to see at the club. We want to win the league so everyone will be happy and the fans can have a good time.”

“My dad has always had fond memories of Worksop. If he says it’s alright I’m going to believe him.

“I do love the club. There’s nothing bad about it. The lads, fans, management team, chairman, everything is great.”