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Just the start for Ogle

15 August 2017

Young defender Reagan Ogle was delighted to get 45 minutes under his belt at Yeovil on Saturday and says the hard work won't stop in his quest for first team football.

The Australian-born teenager replaced Tyler Forbes at half-time at Huish Park with his side 3-1 down and almost helped the Reds snatch a deserved point, catching the eye with his attacking intent down the right.

Ogle, 18, is a product of the Stanley youth team after he swapped Australia for Accrington as a boy and he made his debut as a late sub in the final game of the 2016/17 season, shortly after penning a two-year professional contract.

"It was a great feeling to get 45 minutes under my belt," he said. "I didn't really expect it but I thought that I came on and did well, was strong on the ball and found my passes, I did what I had to do really.

"It would have been nice to be involved in a win and we're disappointed that a little spell in the first half has cost us big time.

"We'll come together this week in training and work hard to right those wrongs and be ready for Saturday."

Ogle's performance hasn't gone unnoticed and he was singled out for praise by manager John Coleman during his post-match interview, hailing his performance as 'fantastic' and pointing to a couple of 'crucial' challenges he made.

"It's always good to get positive feedback from your manager," said Ogle.

"It just shows that what I did in the game, I did right, and I've got to take that into the next game if I get the chance again to continue to show him what I'm all about.

"I've still got a lot of hard work ahead of me, I'm still just a first year pro. We've got such a strong and experienced squad here so I'm not expecting to be starting every week, I just need to make sure that, when the chance comes, like it did on Saturday, I grab it with both hands."

Another aspect of the full-back's performance which caught the eye was several long throws that he hoisted into the Yeovil penalty area and Ogle admits it's a part of his game he does work on.

"That came about in the youth team," he laughed. "I just found a technique that works for me and from that point I worked on it a lot.

"It gives myself and the team another option, something different we can use to find a way through defences.

"It's another weapon for the side and if it adds an option to the manager's thinking about me then it's definitely a positive, I just want to help the team in anyway that I can."


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