He may still be young but Jacob Greaves says that he is enjoying his football more than ever as Hull City challenge for promotion from Sky Bet League One.
The 20-year-old centre-back has enjoyed a breakthrough season with his hometown club, playing 36 times so far, and, although he knows he still has a long way to go in terms of his development, he has loved the challenge of playing week in, week out.
“Right now is the most I’ve ever enjoyed playing football,” said Greaves.
“It’s a really good environment to be in. We’ve got ourselves into a good position and hopefully we can keep pushing on to make the place even happier come the end of the season.
“Coming into work every day on the back of good results has been great and it’s a great time to have gone on a long unbeaten run, but we have to take it on into the next five games.
“I’ve loved playing regularly. I wasn’t too sure what to expect having played in League Two with Cheltenham last season but once you get used to it, it’s great. There are still lots of ways in which I can improve and I work on that each day. I didn’t expect to play as much as I have done this season, so to play more than 30 times so far, and for the gaffer to have that trust in me, has been great and I just want to repay that with positive performances.”
Greaves will be aiming to put in another positive performance to help the team to another positive result on Saturday lunchtime when the Tigers host Fleetwood Town.
Grant McCann’s men have won eight and drawn two of their last ten games, but Greaves knows they face a tough test against the Cod Army.
“We’ve played them three times already this season, but this will be the third different manager that they have had against us and this one will have a different style to the previous two,” Greaves continued.
“This will be a different test for us tomorrow because of that, and I know that a few of their players have left and some new ones have come in. They’re a good team with a lot of good players in the squad, so we’re going to have to be right at it if we’re to get another positive result."