Maidenhead United winger Josh Coley has spoken of manager Alan Devonshire’s impact on him this season.

Coley left Norwich City early this year, having initially joined the Canaries in 2018 from Hitchin Town.

The 22-year-old has looked one of the National League’s most promising prospects this season, after joining Maidenhead back in the summer.

Speaking as part of his extended conversation with this site, former Dunfermline loanee Coley said of his one-time England international manager:

“It’s hard sometimes to get a gaffer like that who lets you express yourself, so he’s made it a lot easier for me to play football, which is probably why goals and assists are coming in, and good performances. In terms of coming in, I was a bit nervous going into men’s football, because I hadn’t played too much.

“I think I only played 13 games at Dunfermline, so I hadn’t really experienced men’s football to the fullest. National League, as much as everyone says it’s non-league, it’s still probably one of the hardest leagues in England.

“I’m loving it so far and long may it continue.”

Read the full interview here

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