Whitehawk Striker Has Found Golden Touch
Zach Clough Has Broken Psychological Barrier To Score Six In Last Five Games
Three months ago, Whitehawk striker Zach Clough broke the news that he was suffering from depression and was struggling with his personal life. This had been affecting his football and before the turn of the year, the Whitehawk striker had scored four goals in just nineteen appearances in all competitions. Having been dropped for Whitehawk's FA Cup match against West Ham, Zach Clough came back reinvigorated for a ten-goal thriller at Chelsea and in five games since the turn of the year, has scored six goals.
Of course, Zach Clough had help a long the way at his club, attending several counselling sessions during the last few months. He has become progressively healthier at mind and he has heaped praise on team mates Kevin Griffiths and Junior Stanislas and on manager Prince William for aiding him through a tough time.
Zach Clough: "It was a dark time for me those many months ago and it was difficult for me to publicly admit to this issue. I'm glad I did it, though. Since then, I've gotten a lot of help at the club which I am grateful for. My team mates have been great to me, especially Kevin Griffiths and Junior (Stanislas) who I have now struck up a great partnership with which you can see on the pitch in our very effective attacking trio. We have such a great understanding of each other and our abilities and it has been of great help, especially against Chelsea and Newcastle.
The manager, William, has been great too. He has helped me every step of the way and never pushed me in to doing anything I might be uncomfortable with. He is almost like a second father to me and I love working with him. He got me from zero to hero and I am grateful to him for showing so much faith in me."
The striker is keen for the future. He believes that he will continue to grow in confidence and that his goals will help Whitehawk to a mid-table position.
Zach Clough: "I'm feeling good right now and I know that there there is lot more to come from me. Obviously me scoring goals helps the team more than when I was not and we are on the rise now. If I can continue scoring goals this season, maybe six or seven more, maybe those goals will help the club achieve safety and maybe even a very respectable mid-table position, who knows!"
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