Sam Barratt celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Henley Town. Photo: Connor Sharod-Southam.
Sam Barratt celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Henley Town. Photo: Connor Sharod-Southam.

Sam Barratt: ‘The only thing I want to do is pursue pro football as a career’

Barratt took part in a wide ranging interview with the County FA
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Sam Barratt celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Henley Town. Photo: Connor Sharod-Southam.
Sam Barratt celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Henley Town. Photo: Connor Sharod-Southam.

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As if topping the Vanarama National League South with Maidenhead United wasn’t enough, former Bracknell Town winger Sam Barratt has his sights set firmly on a professional football career according to a new interview with the Berks & Bucks County FA website.

The interview, which covers how Sam started in football with Woodley Zebras and broke into the Bracknell Town first team at the age of 16 before signing for Maidenhead United in three seasons ago.

Bracknell Town assistant manager Steve Nebbett. Photo: Neil Graham.
Bracknell Town assistant manager Steve Nebbett. Photo: Neil Graham.

Sam – who was on trial with Bristol Rovers in the summer – said when asked for his advice to youngsters playing grassroots football: “The most important thing for any kid is to be playing games, I cant even explain how much 90 odd games playing for Bracknell did. It took my game up so many levels.”

Barratt also name-checked current Bracknell Town assistant Steve Nebbett saying: “This thought process [progressing to the professional game] was really encouraged by my manager at the time (Nebbett) and all the others based in the club [Bracknell].

Read the full interview with Matthew Pill on the B&B County website here.

The Berks & Bucks FA are looking for your top County Cup moments from this season using the hashtag #BBFACupMoment. Read more and find out how to contribute here.

Main image: Sam Barratt playing for Bracknell Town by Connor Sharod-Southam.

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