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Barnet midfielder Andy Yiadom admits he is 'learning everyday' under Bees boss Mark Robson
10:30am Friday 24th August 2012 in Sport
Andy Yiadom believes he is “learning everyday” under new Barnet boss Mark Robson and hopes he can help the Bees move up the League Two table this season.
The 20-year-old joined the Bees in February last season and was part of the squad which escaped relegation on the final day of last season.
There is no doubt surviving the drop brings short term elation but the midfielder is hoping the Bees will not be worrying about relegation at the end of this campaign.
“We have a good bunch of lads and there are good players here. So we are positive that we can stay as high as possible.
“We definitely don’t want to be scrapping down near the bottom of the table again but we have got a good team and we just want to finish as high as possible really,” Yiadom explained.
“Mark has come in and he wants us to pass the ball. Obviously it isn’t easy because you need to work hard to create space to get on the ball and keep passing it.
“But I’m learning everyday from Mark, learning new things on the training ground and now it is a case of putting them into practice on a match day.”
Yiadom began his career with Championship Watford but, like many youngsters wasn’t handed a professional contract.
He spent time with the Nike Academy before a spell with Hayes & Yeading. He moved onto Braintree Town at the beginning of the 2011/2011 season and his impressive form for the Iron saw the Bees secure his signature.
Despite leaving Watford at a young age, Yiadom’s commitment to the game never wavered as he worked to get back into the Football League.
He said: “I just kept on going really. Obviously you do have set backs in your career but I am a positive person and I continued to work hard.
“If you do that then you never know where it can take you.”
Last season Yiadom made seven appearances for Barnet and scored the winning goal in what proved to be a vital 2-1 away victory at Port Vale.
He has already started three matches this season and impressed for the Bees in their Capital One Cup defeat against Birmingham City.
He is hopeful of keeping his place in the side and building on his positive start to the new campaign.
He added: “I just want to start as many games as possible and establish myself in the team. Hopefully I can kick on from there and help the team finish as high as possible.
“So I am just taking every game as it comes, I’m working hard and I want play well for the team. We want to finish as high as possible this season and we don’t want to be thinking about relegation.
“We have got a good team here so we want to perform well and do the best we can.”