As the Locos look to stay hot, Sports Director James King had the chance to sit down with one of their emerging young stars.
Miles Lyons joined the Locomotive last summer and in just one short year, the 20-year-old defender has found himself playing a key role within the club something he thought could happen but maybe not so quickly. Below is that interview.
To start , how's the season going for your team? You guys are obviously on a six game unbeaten streak. But how's the season going for yourself as well for the team?
It's been really nice to have this nice runner form. Well, I think it's been four four wins in a row. Offensively after a tough start, it's nice to see our work come to fruition. And then for me, it's been nice to help the team get these running results in any way possible. And just to really learn from all of the players on the squad.
And that's something that the change room has been talking a lot about this season. So far, you guys have become this tight knit group. How important is that for you guys on the field? When you're going out and playing? And how does something like that really come about?
Well, I think with the tough start of the season, we had to come together to get results. We have lots of strong characters in the room. And that certainly helped us gel together. And just like winning, yes helps. Winning helps too. So that's definitely played a part.
And this club has a history with Barca Academy, where you played your soccer before coming here. Diego Luna, one of the most explosive goal scorers in this franchise's history also played there, just what is it about Barca Academy that can create these players that are ready to contribute at that next level?
Miles: I think it's just the talent that Barca Academy brings in and the playstyle that we have, it's really possession based, attacking based as well. And I actually did play with Diego Luna for about two, two and a half years. So we did have some time together. And that was pretty fun as well.
Next question is simple, what's next?
What's next? Good question. To be honest, my mindset really doesn't change. It's just to help the team win as many games as possible and bring a championship home for these fans. That's the end goal for me.