Team of the Decade vote a ‘real honour’ for Worksop Town's Steven Woolley

Worksop Town’s Steven Woolley admitted that his inclusion in the club’s ‘Team of the Decade’ was a “real honour” for the midfielder.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:28 am
Worksop Town's Steve Woolley. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.

Woolley, who has made just shy of 175 appearances for the Tigers, also stated how special of a moment it was when he found out that he received the most accumulated votes of any other player included in the vote.

Woolley said: “Getting into the team of the decade was a real honour for me, and to find out I was the most voted-for player was special.

“The side that was chosen would take some beating. I know most of the players and to be named in the same side as them was very flattering.

“It means a lot to show that my efforts on the pitch are appreciated off the pitch from the fans, who are always great with me.

“I didn’t know that I was coming up to 175 appearances; my time at Worksop has been brilliant. I have seen a lot of different managers and players whilst being here. I have played in some very good sides at the club and to think last season was the first promotion or cup win for me is staggering, considering the quality of teams I’ve played in at Sandy Lane.

“I hope to keep going for a few more years at this great club.”

Woolley was also voted as Worksop’s Player of the Month for December, which saw Worksop pick up three points from a possible nine, as well as progressing in the Integro League Cup after beating Grantham Town on penalties.

“As you get older you sometimes doubt your abilities,” said Woolley. “So it is good to see that fans still think that I’m playing well enough – it keeps me motivated to carry on.

“We only had four games, I think, due to the weather.

“In terms of results, they weren’t good enough - we all know that. The Lincoln game on Boxing Day was the most disappointing for me as we controlled the game from the beginning but never created any real chances.

“I started that month playing left-back due to injuries to certain players. I don’t mind playing there. I started as a left-back many years ago, so if and when I have to play there, it’s not a problem.

“I do prefer playing centre-midfield, but will always do what’s best for the team.”