Ben Hart relishing chance to improve under Tamworth managers after Burton blow

(Credit: Lambs Media)

Ben Hart says the chance to improve as a player and play regular football at Tamworth was too good a chance to turn down.

The 20-year-old defender returns to the Lambs after two previous loan spells.

Hart started his career at Burton Albion five years ago but Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink decided not to renew his contract for the coming season.

The youngster impressed in his short spells at Tamworth before – and says he’s relishing the chance to continue his fledgling career at The Lamb.

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“Smudge and Andy were great with me the past two times I’ve been here,” Hart said.

“It’s a good set-up and a good set of lads and I’m just looking forward to it more than anything now.

“The way the club play football made me want to come back. Smudge and Andy encourage me to get on the ball and make stuff happen which persuaded me to come here and play my football.

“Also, with the fans and the atmosphere on a matchday, it’s a good environment to be around – it’s a big club.

“I was at Burton a quarter of my life but the past season I was there I wasn’t playing football and at my age now, I want to be playing week in, week out. Tamworth offered me that chance to do that.

“Being here permanently doesn’t change anything. Whenever I play I want to learn new things and get better. The couple of games I played here before I felt like I was improving. The managers always helped me improve and told me when I was doing well.”

After getting the call to say he wouldn’t be staying at the Pirelli Stadium, Hart admits he was disappointed.

But after mulling it over, he’s using that disappointment to prove a few people wrong and help Tamworth back into the National League.

“I feel like I have [got a point to prove]. It’s one person’s opinion when you get released,” Hart said.

Ben Hart is looking forward to impressing Tamworth’s management team again (Photo – Paul Barber)

“Smudge and Andy want me here. You don’t just want to prove other people wrong but you want to prove yourself wrong too. You don’t want to get stuck being negative, you want to be positive and achieve your targets.

“You want to be in an environment where you’re comfortable but where also people are pushing you to become a better person and a better player.

“I hope we can get promotion, that’s what everyone wants. You always want to be playing at the highest level and you want to be winning games.”

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