Bucks’ defender targets home improvement in 2015-16

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Greg Young (6) & Ash Burbeary leave the pitch for the last time this season after the 1-1 draw.''Pic by Dan Westwell

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Greg Young (6) & Ash Burbeary leave the pitch for the last time this season after the 1-1 draw.''Pic by Dan Westwell

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Greg Young says Buxton need to up their form at the Silverlands in 2015-16 if they are to improve on this season.

The Bucks defender was reflecting after the club finished the current campaign in tenth place, following last weekend’s draw with Barwell.

Despite being top of the pile earlier in the campaign, the Bucks faltered after the halfway stage and were unable to grasp a play-off spot as they finished ten points shy of the top five.

Young believes that the home form needs to drastically improve if they are to rise up the rankings.

“I think from where we were earlier in the season, then finishing tenth was a bit of a disappointment,” said Young.

“I think we did well considering the size of our squad and budget in relation to other teams in this league.

“We’ve just not been able to hit the heights that we hit earlier in the campaign.

“Away from home we’ve been strong.

“I read somewhere that we had the third-best record in the league away from home.

“If we’d have won more at home then we would probably have been right up there.”

In terms of his own personal campaign, Young formed a solid partnership alongside Ash Palmer at centre-half and even chipped in with six goals.

He says he is happy with his contribution and is keen to stay on for next season.

He added: ““I think I’ve done well overall and I was delighted to be voted Player of the Year by my teammates.

“When you’re teammates voted for you it’s always a good indication.

“I’m more than happy to stay. There’s a great team spirit here and there’s a real community spirit around the club.

“The last time I felt that was when I was at Altrincham and it’s important that you have that feel as a player.”