Harry Seaden featured in every game for Billericay Town last season, and he made his 50th appearance for the Blues against Margate on 15th April. After arriving in the summer, he progressed throughout the campaign and became an ever-present in between the sticks.
I spoke to the ‘keeper about the season, getting regular game-time and more.
Billericay Town finished in 10th place in the Isthmian Premier Division. How would you summarise the campaign?
‘It has been a very long season with lots and lots of games but we have grown as a team. We have lost as a team and won as a team and the lads have done very well.’
You featured in every game last season. What was it like to get regular first-team football?
‘Regular football is what I needed in this stage of my career and I needed to find myself again. I have got better as the games have gone on and I have learnt a lot during this time.’
Following on from that, how important do you think getting regular games is for goalkeepers in general?
‘Training does not compare to games situations. As I have said, I have learnt a lot over the course of the season and I have played a lot of games.’
In the summer when I asked players about why they came to New Lodge, Dan Brown was a key factor. What kind of influence has he, and the rest of the coaching team, had on you?
‘Everyone involved with the coaching staff has been very good and helped me this season. Dan was a key influence in me joining in the summer and I have given him 100% in every game, and in training. I have learnt so much and I will always respect him and thank him for giving me this opportunity after a tough few years.’
What are your goals for the future?
‘My goals are to play as high as possible – I have learnt so much and I have grown as a player and a person. The summer will be very interesting and I am looking forward to next season wherever that may be.’