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Makasi enjoying non-league experience

Moses Makasi is enjoying life at Chelmsford City and believes the physical nature of Non-League football will bode him fell for the future

By Adam May
 
Moses Makasi is enjoying life on loan at Chelmsford City and believes the physical nature of Non-League football will bode him fell for the future.

The midfielder played just over 60-minutes in the Clarets’ 0-0 stalemate with Wealdstone on Saturday and has helped City go on a four match unbeaten run.

The Clarets currently sit eighth in the National League South ahead of Monday’s local derby with Concord Rangers, and the 18-year-old is relishing the opportunity to not only play men’s football but to also feature in his preferred holding-midfield role.

“I feel most comfortable in the deeper role, it’s where I can win most of my tackles, get on the ball and start dictating play from there,” he said.

“It’s been a good experience. Playing men’s football is a different league. You have to tackle and win every ball. It’s much more physical and you get players playing who have played in different leagues, so you have to be physical too. You have to be smart with the ball and it’s good for me.”

Moses has made six appearances for the Clarets this season – recording an assist in City’s early season victory over Hayes & Yeading – and was frustrated by City’s result at the weekend but feels that the side can learn from that going into Monday’s home match.

He added: “It was a frustrating game on Saturday.

“Wealdstone were decent, we were trying to play and they were trying to play and both defences just came out on top.

“In those games you have to keep at it, keep plugging away and hope the goal will come.

“It’ll be a different game Monday, it’s a local derby and we’d like to get the win. We’re at home so are confident we can get the three points and push the games to five unbeaten.”