Midfielder Craig Wall is the longest serving player at Wexford FC, including when the club were known as Wexford Youths, as he’s into his seventh season with the club. In that time he’s played 97 times, in both League and cup.
He has seen the good and bad times at the club, but has no doubt that the good times are not too far away.
He said, “Our season so far of course has been disappointing for everyone involved, but people forget I was here when we didn’t win a game until the last game of the season, so I know what it’s like to win the league and the other end of. However it will change soon, people need to be patient as we have a lot of good young players here, and that takes time.”
When asked if he was happy with Friday’s 1-1 draw with Cabinteely Wall said, “It’s hard to say you’re happy after getting a draw at home, but the way the results have been going this season a point is better than nothing. At the same time, over the last few weeks we have been creating chances and getting more solid at the back, so I can see the results will change our way soon.”
Have things changed much during his time at the club? He said, “As far as things changing, there has been massive changes regarding players, mangers and club name, but one thing has stayed the same and that’s the effort of the people running the club. It’s a great credit to them for keeping League of Ireland football in Wexford by their swift action at the start to the year.”
We asked him about working under both Shane Keegan and now Damian Locke, and if there are similarities between them. Wall Said, “Damian and Shane are very alike as mangers. Really, they leave no stone unturned in preparation. They are very hands on as regards training, and are very approachable people. Of course Damian worked under Shane for a few years so he might have taken some of the good things Shane used to do, but they are both good young mangers with a big future in the game. They both now need the time to show that.”