Yesterday evening James Piercy was name the new and first captain of North Ferriby as their life begins in Non-League football.
James spoke to Ferriby’s media team last night:
James, welcome back! Or welcome to the new club, however you want to look at it! The first player to officially commit to the club. How does it feel?
Buzzing! Really happy, to be honest. As soon as I got the call it was near enough a no-brainer. I really wanted to return to the club. I felt that there was a lot of unfinished business, especially with the group of players we had so hopefully now we can kick on, start afresh and really build something here.
Would you say that’s probably the most important thing about this new club now? With Chris now back in charge, with Robbo and you now committing as Captain, is that the angle now for, with the “unfinished business” kind of route? Do you think you can see the rest of the lads coming back as well, to answer the questions that we didn’t get a chance to answer?
Yes, I reckon some of the lads – maybe most of the lads – feel the same in terms of the “unfinished business” because every single one of us loved it last year and we were sad to see how things went. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens but hopefully we can kick on and have a very, very good season.
Do you think the experience of playing as high up the leagues as we were at one point, coming back down now to the local leagues, what do you get from that experience? Do you think that’s going to help you now?
I think you’ve just got to mainly keep on your toes at all times, concentrate. At that level, the players are non-stop, move constantly, always trying to get out of your eye line so you’re constantly going to have to open your body up, for example, as me as a defender. But just making sure you’re on your toes and concentrating. At this level, I think if we all do that and we all buy into Chris’ and Robbo’s ethos I think we’ll go places easily. I think we’ll have a very, very good season.