Hull City

Bonds: I’m Learning Every Day

18 September 2019
The experience of featuring in a first team competitive matchday squad for the first time was one that young midfielder Elliot Bonds enjoyed very much.

The 19-year-old – who only joined the Tigers’ U23s ranks last month after impressing whilst on trial – was included on the bench by Grant McCann for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan Athletic.

And although he didn’t get onto the pitch in the 2-2 draw, Bonds says the experience has made him even more hungry to push on.

“It was a fantastic experience and one that I really enjoyed,” he said.

“I spent the week in the build-up to the game training with the first-team and I was delighted to be involved in the matchday squad against Wigan.

“I only found out on the Friday that I was going to be involved in the squad, but I didn’t have a clue that I was going to be on the bench. It was all kind of last-minute, but I just tried to take it all in my stride.

“It was a good insight and a great learning experience for what will hopefully be a regular occurrence in the future.

“Every day and every experience is an opportunity for me to learn and develop. It’s a real learning curve for me right now and I’m just focused and taking everything in and trying to improve in all areas of my game.”

Bonds has clearly wasted little time in making a positive impression following his switch to the KCOM Stadium and the former Dagenham & Redbridge man admits to loving life as a Tiger.

“I’m enjoying it here at Hull City,” he added. “To have the chance to step up and train with the first-team has been great and I’m relishing the challenge.

“I enjoy every day and then look forward to the next. I take each day as it comes but I’m just enjoying every minute and every moment right now – and long may that continue. I’ll just keep working hard and try to be the best I can possibly be.”