‘It’s impressive what’s going on there’.... Marcus Garnham on his move to Needham Market
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New Needham Market goalkeeper Marcus Garnham has admitted the impressive facilities being built at Bloomfields were one of his reasons for joining the Club.
The 31-year-old has penned a two-year deal, after moving from fellow Step 3 Southern League side and Suffolk rivals, Leiston.
It was a decision he admits he didn't arrive at lightly. But is glad it is one he has now made.
"I must admit when I had the call from Needham, I was interested," he said.
"I felt things had been a bit up in the air at Leiston since Glenn Driver left.
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"Stuart Boardley has steadied the ship well and I'm sure all will be fine. But Needham intrigued me.
"I went and had a look at the ground. It is impressive what's going on there. They really do look like a club on the way up."
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Garnham has played a high level of football for many years and the enthusiasm hasn't diminished. Indeed he enjoys it as much as ever.
"I love playing as high as I can, so long as I'm doing myself justice," he said.
"If I start to make mistakes and get things wrong, then I'm in trouble.
"But I still enjoy it. There's a lot of travelling in the Southern League for us and Leiston. But it can be a great team bonding on the coach for so many hours.
"Simply, if you want to play a high level, you are going to have to travel."
Garnham has admitted he feels a change of role has come his way in the team squads.
"I used to be one of the younger players it felt a few years ago, but now younger players are looking up to me.
"At Leiston last season there were a lot more good youngsters coming through and asking my advice. I liked that.
"But it's a new challenge for me now and I'm looking forward to it."