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Dutton hopes professional approach will result in Salisbury recall
TRADITIONAL centrehalf and last season’s first team skipper Brian Dutton believes showing “professionalism” will play a part in regaining a spot in the heart of Salisbury City’s defence.
Dutton, pictured, who has made just two starts out of 15 games for the Whites in the Skrill Premier – having been troubled with injury and among stiff competition for defensive places – was left smiling after helping keep a clean sheet during Salisbury’s 1-0 win over Grimsby Town on Saturday, writes Joel Holt.
“I played ok, but it was a difficult game to come back into,” he said.
“It was always going to be a tough, 50/50 game, which is what it turned out to be. Grimsby pushed on but we managed to hang on for three points.
“As a defender what you are looking to do is come in and keep a clean sheet – and we managed to do that.
“Mikey Harris has got a great squad and it’s going to be a long season but everyone will play a part.
If you are not in the starting XI you can’t get too disheartened, you have to show your professionalism, get your head down and get back into the first team. But that applies to all of the boys.”
Dutton, filling in at right back on Saturday and left back on Tuesday, is no stranger to featuring in big games, having netted for Salisbury two years ago against Grimsby in an FA Cup second round replay.
He added: “Saturday’s game was very similar to the FA Cup occasion.
“Grimsby were red-hot when we played them two seasons ago and nobody fancied us to beat them and progress in the cup, which we managed to do.
We have the same workrate, togetherness and team spirit, getting us the victory.
“I’m a centre half but I do enjoy going on my travels at right/left back, which I have done in the last couple of years.”
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