Jorome Slew has paid tribute to Maldon & Tiptree manager Wayne Brown for helping him enjoy football again.
The forward left Sheffield United at 18, representing a number of clubs before a sensational scoring season with Maldon in 2019/20.
The 22-year-old, who recently joined Wealdstone in the National League, said as part of his in-depth interview on this site:
“To be honest, yeah, Wayne Brown so far is top of my list. I’ve said it before, he’s a manager that made me kind of fall in love with the game again and get the best out of myself.”
He went on to add: “Maldon and Wayne brought out the best in me, as a player and with my happiness on the pitch. I left Sheffield United when I was 18, so from the age of 18 to 21, if I’m being honest, I didn’t enjoy football.
“It was very hard for me to come back from injury, not physically but more mentally, and I think that’s why it took me so long to really kick on. Sheffield United was great days; I was at home, I was training every day, playing.
“Even if things didn’t work out there, I enjoyed my time. Then from that point on until Maldon, I’d say was a very tough couple of years.”