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Connor Barron | Ross County Preview

April 8, 2022 11:39 am Author: AFC Media Team
Connor Barron | Ross County Preview

Connor Barron was the player who spoke to the media to preview the cinch Premiership game against Ross County at Pittodrie this weekend.  

Focus

“Everyone knows what is at stake on Saturday.

“Everyone is 100% committed to it and ready to go. We know what we want to do and we all know our jobs. We just need to go out there on Saturday and put in a good performance.

“We need to get the three points and then see where we are at 5.00pm on Saturday evening.

“It is the same every week, we just have to go and focus on ourselves and do what we need to do to win the game. That will be exactly the same on Saturday. Whatever is going on elsewhere, we need to forget about that make sure we get the win.

“We all know the circumstances and what we need to happen, and what might not happen. It does not bother us once we are on the pitch. We have a big game on Saturday and we know what is at stake and what we need to do. That is the only thing that is on our minds.”

Pressure

“In football there is always pressure. It will always be there. it is just about how you handle it.

“We have big players here who can handle it, we know we can handle it. We don’t need to worry about that pressure being there. Saturday we just need to go out and get the job done.”

Hard Work

“It has been great so far for me personally. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I know results have not been what we wanted, and things have gone against us at times, but we have the opportunity to put a few things right on Saturday.

“I feel that I have done well in there. I just have to keep going.

“I must not forget what got me here because that is what I have to keep on doing.

“I have worked hard to get to where I am today. But the hard work does not stop. I have to keep working hard every day in training and be the best I can be in every game.

2I know I still have a lot more to show on the pitch. I want to improving, keep learning from the other players, keep taking information off the manager, the coaches and the more experienced boys and take it all on board. And push on from there.

“So it is great to be in the position I am in at the moment but the hard work does not stop. I need to continue to do impress. I know that I have a lot more to show.”

Loan Spell

“Kelty has helped me massively. Going down there, I knew that the aim was to win the league. That is why I wanted to go there, to win games and I knew they wanted to play good football and get the ball on the deck. I really enjoyed working under Kevin Thomson as well.

“He would always have things to say to me before and after the games and helped me along the way. I am in a much better position after that loan spell.”

The Manager

I can’t thank the gaffer enough for the faith he has shown in me. I feel that I have done well in training and I have earned my space in the team.

“But you have to keep doing what you are doing and keep putting in good performances because at a club like Aberdeen, there will always be good players ready to take your place. There is always someone behind you who can put you out of the team just as quickly as you go in it.”

Dealing with the physicality

“It has been a massive part of my game. Throughout the youth academy I have always played up an age group against older boys. It is something I have thrived on.

“ I don’t care if I am smaller than everyone else, I believe in my own ability and I know what I can do and what I can bring to the team.

“So the physical side of the game does not bother me at all.

Goal

“I was delighted to see Calvin get his first goal for the club last week. He has had to wait a while for it so I know he was buzzing. My first goal will also be very special. But it will come when it comes.

“Hopefully I can take the opportunity when I comes along. Saturday would be a good time to get it!”