COLERAINE full-back Lewis Tosh acknowledged that Patrick Kelly’s development after signing professional terms is a marker for what can happen…
After being at the club for the last nine years, the Northern Ireland youth international put pen-to-paper on professional terms for the very first time.
Tosh, who has made four appearances for the senior team so far, insists a taste of top flight action last season has whetted his appetite for even more.
“I’m buzzing to sign pro with my boyhood club,” he stated.
“I’ve always wanted that since no age and to see what Patrick Kelly has done as well, it has really inspired me and made more determined to keep pushing on and get better and better.
“At the end of the season it was unbelievable to get few games under my belt for the first team and especially against Larne and Linfield I learnt a lot in them matches.
“It’s helped me improve and being part of the squad with Oran and the coaching staff has been unreal so far.”
Tosh will continue his development at Limavady United during the 2022/23 campaign and he believes sampling men’s football on a regular basis can only be a positive.
“I’m delighted to get started and hopefully get a lot of games this season,” he added.
“To experience men’s football for a full season will hopefully really help me improve but also mature as a footballer as well and I hope to be pushing to get back next season by hopefully performing well for Limavady week in week out.
“I know Andy Lae very well from coaching me at Coleraine, he’s a really good manager as well and I believe he will help me a lot this season.
“However, I also believe with the squad Limavady have, we have every chance to get promoted next season but my sole focus is putting my head down and the hard work starts now to get that dream.”