Hector: 'The support is incredible'


Michael Hector has saluted the travelling fans making the mammoth trip to Morecambe on Tuesday night.

Over 200 supporters are set to back the Addicks at the Mazuma Stadium.

“It’s incredible,” said the defender. “To travel up all that way to support the boys on a Tuesday night… we’re grateful for that support. It means a lot that they’re coming to watch the game and hopefully we can get the three points for them.”

Looking ahead to Tuesday's contest, Hector said: “It’s another tough game, a different type of game to ones that we have played in the last month. They’re fighting for their lives so it will be a tough game.

“It’s a long trip up and it will be another interesting, totally different game. They have different types of qualities and threats and we have to match that.”

The Jamaican international has enjoyed working under Manager Dean Holden, who committed his long-term future to the club on Saturday.

“He’s an honest man, which is tough to come around in football,” he said. “The stuff we’ve been doing on and off the pitch has been good; he’s more team-oriented with the team-bonding and things we’ve got to do. He’s a good guy and I’m enjoying my time so far.”

Hector has been impressed by fellow centre-back Lucas Ness and Ashley Maynard-Brewer, who also penned a long-term contract last week.

“Nessy has been excellent since I’ve come in," said the 30-year-old. "He trains really well and plays well. His performances have been getting better since I’ve joined. He’s a credit to the club, the future of the club. It’s important that he learns and that's what he’s been doing.

“Ash has been excellent too and he trains really well. He’s a good kid who works hard on and off the pitch and he’s humble as well. Those are two formulas that work well in having a good career and a long career. These two are great examples for the young boys in the academy looking up trying to get into the first team.

“There’s times where they need help or ask questions in certain games and I’m there to help them, but it’s also down to them to learn for themselves in the game and that’s important. Playing in big games and big arenas is important at a young age and I benefited from experiences like that at their age.”


(Transcription by Alex Forrest)

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