Krause craving for more Town action

JAMES Krause got his first taste of first team action with a decent 45-minute run out at Boston United and is now craving more.

By Derek Davis

JAMES Krause got his first taste of first team action with a decent 45-minute run out at Boston United and is now craving more.

The defender from Clare, who was spotted while playing for West Suffolk, was on the bench in Town's last game of the season at Plymouth but not used in the defeat, so was delighted to be part of the side on Saturday.

Krause said: “It was good to be involved in the first team and get the pre-season under way. Hope-fully I can be involved in Ireland and on tour and be with the first team - after that who knows?


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“There are some young players coming through and I would like to be one of them.”

FA Youth Cup winner Krause got the call after some impressive displays for the reserves and now hopes to be able to carry on catching the eye but knows he can improve.

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He said: “I felt defensively I did okay but a few passes went astray going forward so I was disappointed with that and will work to make that better. A few more games should help me come good.

“It was a good learning experience. It was about keeping the ball and not trying to force things.

“We were working on team shape and that worked, and we kept a clean sheet in the first half, which was good.”

While Krause was making his first-team debut the manager was also enjoying his first game in charge and the young England Under-17 international was impressed with the way he handled it, but was also helped by having Bryan Klug as assistant manager.

He said: “Jim seemed very calm and relaxed and that helped me.

“Having Bryan on the bench helps. He has brought me up through the academy and he knows me inside out.

“He always gives good advice and helps enormously.”

Dean Bowditch added: “It is a new start for everyone and for me

personally I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I feel more relaxed and I was not frightened to get the ball. I touched the ball more times in this 45 minutes than I did all last season when I was a bit scared.

“The gaffer has sat me down and told me to be myself.

“He has total belief in me and I felt for my first game back I did well and can progress from here.”

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