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Wallis: It’s an Honour to be Captain

17 August 2021

Second-year scholar Harry Wallis has spoken of his pride in being named captain of the Under-18s for the 2021/22 season.

The Hull-born midfielder will lead John Anderson’s side in the U18 Professional Development League this season, with fellow second-year Jevon Mills receiving the Head Boy accolade respectively.

“I’m honoured to be named captain,” said Wallis.

“I am very proud to captain my boyhood club and my family are very happy for me.

“I feel I have the qualities needed to be captain. I’m always on the lads’ backs if they’re not doing anything right or they’re slacking, but when they do something good, I always try and be the first one to praise them. We have a good group mentality, which is great going forward into the season.”

The Under-18s showed that good group mentality in their opening league fixture, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2 with seven minutes left to play against Cardiff City.

Jake Brown netted a brace and Glen Sani scored the winner in injury time to secure the three points for the Tigers at Bishop Burton College, and Wallis wasn’t surprised about the victory.

“It was an unreal performance from the boys against Cardiff City,” added the midfielder.

“It was a rollercoaster of a game as first half we started off poorly, despite playing well in our own half. We just couldn’t get the final pass in, but second half we were more direct and we were better going forward.

“All the boys dug in and we always knew we would get something out of the game. We were never out of the fixture and we were delighted to come away with the win, but we now need to carry it onto next week against Bristol City and keep it going throughout the season.”


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