Pulling on a Worksop Town shirt might mean a little bit more to Tom Elliott than to most other footballers.
The local boy is certainly performing like he’s got pride in the shirt, and he told the Guardian it’s a joy to play in front of such big crowds.
The Carlton-in-Lindrick youngster said: “It’s great, this season. We’re averaging 400-plus per game which is great for us as players.”
“There’s a better atmosphere and it’s like an extra man on the field.”
Elliott was Man of the Match in Saturday’s FA Vase victory over Westfields, scoring a spectacular goal.
He was impressed with his side’s display, as they booked a place in the fourth round.
“I think we controlled it when they went down to 10,” he said.
“We were the better team throughout.”
His goal was a particular highlight for the crowd, a delightful volley following a great piece of Conor Higginson skill.
Elliott gave his take on the Tigers’ second goal: “I’ve seen Conor pick up the ball and I know he’s got it in him to flick it over, so I’ve made the run past the defenders and he’s made a great pass and I just had to lift it over the keeper.”
But he’s not getting carried away with thoughts of Wembley just yet: “You’ve just got to focus on the next game.”
“If we get to Wembley it’s unbelievable, we’ve just got to take each game as it comes.”