Will Evans of Newport County says his introduction to the Soccer League was a “step up” from the Cymru Premier.
The 25-year-old made his EFL debut when Newport got here in from behind to safe a 1-1 draw at Sutton United on the opening day of the season.
“I am over the moon to lastly get began within the Soccer League, one thing nobody can take away from me now,” Evans mentioned.
“I positively noticed the step up from the Welsh Championships, however I knew it was going to be a giant leap.
“It was bodily and I might in all probability examine it to Connah’s Quay within the Cymru Premier – it was fairly simple.
“You’ve gotten nice guys, who’ve been enjoying within the league for years and to get a style of Soccer League soccer is what it’s all about.
“I’ve acquired numerous pretty messages from individuals – it is very humbling.
“If we had stolen the three factors it might have been the icing on the cake, however I believe it is a good level.”
The previous Cardiff Met participant scored 11 targets in 24 video games for Bala final season to complete second within the Cymru Premier.
County Chief James Rowberry mentioned he noticed the gamers “for a time period”.
“I used to coach as soon as every week with Bala,” added Evans.
“I entered soccer full time and it has put a pressure on me bodily and mentally and you need to be there day-after-day.
“It is like actually going again to highschool, making new pals, adapting to new individuals after which getting used to it.
The gaffer and all of the employees had been welcoming, the gamers had been nearly as good as gold with me and clearly it is a step ahead.
“I really like each minute and I hope it continues.”
Evans, along with having to adapt to soccer full-time, is used as a full-back by Newport.
“Once I was at Bala I used to be extra of a left winger, so it was a task that suited me up entrance,” Evans mentioned.
“However I simply should adapt it to enhance my defensive work.
“Through the years I’ve performed in varied roles however clearly for me it’s a completely different position.
“I am fairly match, I can rise up and down, so going ahead is ok with me all the way down to the bottom.”