Button ready to seize his chance

David Button is ready to seize his chance in the team for the Carabao Cup third round tie against Aston Villa tonight, and says the competitiveness within the squad is driving everyone forward.

By James Hilsum • 25 September 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
David Button

Button is set to appear between the sticks for the visit of Dean Smith’s side this evening, and highlighted how all the players and coaching staff are pushing everyone to improve.

He said, “It can be a little bit challenging when you’re just coming into the side and still finding your rhythm, but the environment we’ve got here means that we push each other every day and are always training at a top level.

“We’ve got a great training group and ethic here. Being in an environment where we’re surrounded by top quality coaches has been of a massive benefit. I feel like I’m improving and when the games come around, people will hopefully be able to see that as well.

“Games likes these are very important and give a chance for those that don’t play as much to show the manager what they can do to push themselves into his thoughts. It’s a good opportunity for me to do that.”

The Seagulls shot-stopper assessed the threat which Villa will pose tonight, and like Albion, he believes their performances have perhaps warranted more points on the board at this early stage of the season.

“From our perspective, it will be another game where we’ll be looking to put in a similar type of performance and hopefully progress to the next round.

“They’ve probably not picked up as many results as they wanted, but from the squad and the money they’ve spent, they will pick them up eventually.”

By Paul Hazlewood
David Button with Robert Sanchez

Elsewhere in the Carabao Cup, Robert Sanchez could be in action for Rochdale against Manchester United, and Button believes the young Spaniard will take plenty from playing at Old Trafford.

“It will be a great experience for him, and one of the benefits of going out on loan is that you get these draws where you can play at a big stadium against a big team.

“It will stand him in good stead further down the line that's for sure.”

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