Leeds United goalkeeper Charlie Horton has explained in an interview with NBC Sports the reputation he’s looking to create for himself.
Horton was Uwe Rosler’s first signing at Elland Road, signing in the dotted line from Cardiff City to take a position under Neil Redfearn in the under-21 setup.
He’s got bags of potential and he told NBC Sports that he hopes the way he goes about life at the club, will be viewed positively by those looking in from the outside.
“I hope that reputation of me is that I work extremely hard to prepare myself and leave very little to chance and go about my business that way. If that’s the reputation I leave the game with, I’d be immensely proud of that,” he said.
“I am fortunate because goalkeepers have long careers. For someone who has lofty goals like me, it is just about continuing on that path of development and to get better each day.”
Can Horton challenge Marco Silvestri?
Marco Silvestri will rightly start the new season as Leeds United’s number one and Horton’s challenge will be to displace him at some point during the season.
Leeds will have a very long and strenuous campaign and at some point, Horton could see some first team game time.
It’s important that when that opportunity comes, he’s in a good position to take full advantage in terms of his fitness and his form from the under-21 ranks.
Is he thinking too far ahead?
Some may question why Horton is thinking about the end of his career before he’s even played his first game for Leeds.
However, it’s actually quite refreshing to see him talking so openly and honestly over the impact he wants to have throughout his career.
It suggests that he’s an extremely motivated individual and one that Leeds will benefit from, regardless of the fact it’s still early days in terms of his association with the club.