Recent News — 20 April 2012
Dabbers striker Josh Lane has said he was ‘over the moon’ to score two goals on his first Nantwich start against Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday. Lane, 18, spoke to club Press Officer, Ashley Houghton, ahead of Saturday’s trip to North Ferriby United and, Lane hopes he will retain his place in Jimmy Quinn’s starting XI.
He said: “I was delighted to score twice and take my opportunity. ”To be honest I was quite surprised I even got a start but I’ve been waiting patiently and I am glad I did. ”I hope I’ve done enough to keep my place against North Ferriby now.” Lane went close to scoring a dream debut hat-trick but he twice flashed wide from close range. ”I thought I’d already scored,” he added. ”I’ll learn from that though and I am happy enough with two.”
The 6″0 striker was a product of the club’s youth development system and also spent time with Eccleshall, a period he believes helped his progress. ”It’s a big step from the youth team straight to the first team. ”Spending time at Eccleshall helped me toughen up and get some experience.”
The Dabbers have seen an overwhelming upturn in form, with the 5-1 win over Park Steels extending their unbeaten run to seven. This has coincided with a number of young players progressing into Jimmy Quinn’s plans with eight players under the age of 21 finishing Tuesday’s game. Lane believes playing with young players has helped his path into the team. ”The young lads are sharp and they think like I do. ”It’s good having older, experienced players also as they help you settle down.”