Byrom can’t wait for Football League adventure

Boro midfielder Joel Byrom is eager to resume his Football League career.

JOEL Byrom can’t wait to get Boro’s Football League adventure underway after an excellent first season at the Lamex Stadium.

The 23-year-old’s Football League experience amounts to less than a minute for Accrington Stanley but the former Blackburn Rovers trainee can’t wait to show what he can do at that level.

“It was unbelievable getting into the Football League and I’m really looking forward to it now,” Byrom told The Comet.

“I’ve played for 30 seconds and I’ve never given the ball away in the Football League!”

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It’s been a transitional season for the man Boro signed from Northwich last summer and Byrom feels since Christmas he’s really started to find his feet.

“It’s a brand new place and I’d never really been away from home but I live on the same block as Robbo (Mark Roberts) and Beardo (Chris Beardsley) and they’ve helped me settle down.

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“After Christmas I’ve really started to enjoy it and really started to feel settled.

“I’ve gone from relegation (with Northwich) to promotion in a year.

“You’ll never forget a season like this. There’s a great team spirit and the togetherness is really good.

“It’s been brilliant, all the lads have been brilliant, all the staff, all the fans have been brilliant, it’s been unbelievable.”

Byrom was disappointed Boro missed out on the FA Trophy at Wembley last Saturday but said Boro just didn’t have any luck on the day.

“It was like our whole season’s luck ran out all at once,” he said.

“Everything seemed to go wrong. The sending off wasn’t a sending off in my opinion but things happen in football.

“It was disappointing we didn’t win the game because we wanted the double. Promotion is still good for us, it’s just a real shame we didn’t make it a double.”

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