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Hammill: "I want to put in a performance on Saturday."

25 January 2018

The Reds winger gave his thoughts on the weekend's clash against Fulham whilst also reflecting on the passing of Patrick Cryne.

Having turned 30-years-old today, the former Liverpool man was quick to joke about being the elder statesman in Paul Heckingbottom's squad, but is firm in his belief that he's not slowing down. 

He believes he's as fit as ever as the Reds look for three valuable points this Saturday.

"I've turned 30 today so I'm an old man now!" he quipped.

"But I tend not to look back. We're always moving forward and if you watch me on a Saturday I'm still keeping up with them, or running past players so I don't feel old, I feel physically in the best shape of my career if I'm honest. I do extra work in the gym and I feel the benefits of that.

"I'm in a good place mentally too, so I'm enjoying my game and I go out there with a smile on my face. But the one thing about getting older and having that experience is being able to pass on advice to the younger lads should they need it."

As someone who's spent many years at Oakwell during different spells, Hammill described his emotions regarding the sad passing of our former owner, Patrick Cryne.

He told us: "As someone who knew him well, it was devastating news and I feel sorry for the family. Patrick brought me back to the club and gave me the opportunity to play football again.

"He helped get the smile back on my face and I'm sure I returned the favour. 

"I think he played a big role in my career. I used to speak to him on a regular basis and so he was pretty close to me and I want to put in a performance on Saturday to warrant what he deserves."

This weekend sees the visit of Fulham who are one of the Sky Bet Championship form teams.

The Cottagers recently edged the Reds out in the reverse fixture prior to Christmas but Adam believes he and the players are looking forward to taking them on.

"I think it's got the ingredients to be a really good game with two teams who like to play good football, two teams who will be going all out for the win.

"And with the added sad news about Patrick we want to go out there and put in a performance he'd be proud of and hopefully giving him the perfect send-off."

Adam's pre-match press conference is over on iFollow.


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