Former Nottingham Forest prospect Lawrence Gorman calls on Worksop Town to ‘stick together’

Matlock Town v Trafford (green), Lawrence Gorman scores
Matlock Town v Trafford (green), Lawrence Gorman scores
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New recruit Lawrence Gorman has called on Worksop Town to stick together and try to win all 13 of their remaining games this season.

The defender, a former England youth international who began life in football at Nottingham Forest, has vowed to try and replicate his impressive form in his Tigers debut, and is working hard on his fitness.

Gorman caught the eye in the defeat at Tadcaster, his first time in a Worksop shirt.

But he admits he wasn’t as sharp in his next two games, and missed Saturday’s trip to Maltby with a slight ankle strain.

He said: “I think my best game was at Tadcaster, up against my old Forest coach Jonathan Greening.

“But I made a couple of mistakes in the other two games, mistakes I wouldn’t normally make – maybe because I’ve not been playing.

“I’m hoping to have more games like the Tadcaster one, and my fitness is getting there.

“I’m doing stuff away from football, I’m in the gym a lot and it can definitely improve.

“It will improve over time.”

Gorman has played with a number of his team-mates before, namely Phil Roe and Jon Kennedy who were at Matlock Town with him.

And his good friend Josh Thomas, now plying his trade in America, is an ex Tiger whose opinion played a part in attracting Gorman to Sandy Lane.

Almost a month into his stint with Mark Shaw’s side, he’s glad he made the move from Grantham, and believes there’s plenty to play for.

“I was having a bit of a hard time at Grantham, I was in and out.

“Since I’ve come here, the group have welcomed me and I’m enjoying it.

“We’ve just got to pick up wins, get the maximum points we can with the games we’ve got left.

“If we all stick together and listen in training, and work on our fitness, there’s no reason why we can’t win every game.”

He hopes the Tigers fans, who outnumber those at his previous club, continue to give their backing to the players as well.

“I’m playing in front of twice as many fans that were coming to Grantham, it’s unbelievable,” he said.

“The club has a massive togetherness, from the fans and background staff and that’s another reason I’ve dropped to this level.

“It’s like playing for a Conference team.

“It’s something the team needs, we get a lot from it.”

Still only 21, Gorman hasn’t given up on his hopes of returning to the full-time ranks, and sees Worksop as a club that can help him progress.

“I would like to get back into the Football League, 100 per cent.

“The football Worksop play suits the higher levels, when you’re passing the ball and playing out.

“I feel there could be a possibility for me, and a lot of the team, to move up – if we keep listening to Mark Shaw.”