Hawkins hopes Whitby Town carry on where they left off
Whitby Town midfielder Lewis Hawkins hopes that his side can carry their momentum from the end of the 2020/21 season into the new league campaign which is due to start in the summer.
The Seasiders last played a game in early November, and that 2-0 win over Ashton United was arguably Hawkins’ best showing in a Blues’ shirt.
And the former Hartlepool United man is aiming for a quick start to the new NPL Premier season when that is able to begin with some unfinished business to be sorted.
“We need to aim for a return in the summer,” said Hawkins. “We’ll need to get a good pre-season into us and start next season well.”
“We were starting to climb the table so it was sad for the season to end given our good progress, but hopefully a good pre-season next time will let us start like we finished.”
Despite not registering any goals for Town so far in what is his second spell at the club, Hawkins was beginning to show his class and experience that he gained during his time playing in the Football League for Pools.
The season end couldn’t have come at a worse time for the midfielder from a personal point of view, especially as he had spent a while out without kicking a ball prior to his move.
On form, Hawkins said: “With me not having a pre-season last year and then suddenly having to get involved with games it was hard to get going but I felt like I was getting into some good form.
“Now I’ve just got to keep myself fit for next season as we all want a good season with the aim of getting into the play-offs. I don’t think anyone in the team is aiming for anything less than that.”