Getting to know: Jensen Weir

New midfielder is first up in our series with the under-23s.

By Alex Stedman • 11 November 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion under-23 midfielder Jensen Weir.

Jensen Weir netted his first two goals for the club last Friday against Manchester United in Premier League 2.

Here the summer arrivals talks all things football. He reveals his advice for young players coming into the game, who he admires in the Albion senior team and more.

What’s your biggest strength? 

As a midfielder I would say my passing and my ability to drive with the ball. Out of possession I would say interceptions and winning the ball back. 

What area of your game would you like to work on?

I think out of possession I can work on my ability to win the ball back off my opponents, along with working on my left foot. 

How would you describe yourself as a player? 

An energetic player who likes to get from box to box and join attacks. I also like defending and breaking up play and getting the ball. I don’t mind doing the uglier side of the game.

Describe something about yourself that has helped you get to where you are today? 

I’m quite a calm person and that tends to help me when perhaps things aren’t going so well.

You can’t get too high or too low. It’s about keeping your head down, working hard and remembering what you’ve done to get to your current position and looking at how you can build on that.

What’s the best bit of footballing advice you’ve been given? 

That’s a tough one! I’ve grown up on the idea of working hard at your game and making sure you do the basics well. 

It’s also important not to get down when you make a mistake. Instead of shying away it’s important to know that you can always turn it around. You have to keep wanting the ball and showing a desire to turn things around. 

Which first team player do you admire the most and why?

I like Yves Bissouma, he has loads of great qualities and I look up to him in terms of being in possession of the ball. He drives forward well and takes some good risks.

I look up to the likes of Jayson Molumby and Max Sanders too. Whenever they play for the under-23s they do well. When you train with them you can see they do the basics well, and as a young player I can learn from them and try to put their qualities into my game.

What would you say players trying to follow in your footsteps? 

My brother plays in non-league, he was at Wigan with me but he got released. I know he’s a good player and he’s unfortunate to not be playing higher. 

My advice to anyone would be to keep your head down and try and play well in every game, you never know who could be watching. If you do your best every match, then you’ll be rewarded. 

What are your targets for this season? 

I want to become a regular for the under-23s. If the chance to train with the first team comes around, then that would be great. I want to keep adding goals to my game as well and keep developing as a player. 

What was the last series you watched on TV?

I’m into Suits at the moment, I’m a bit dry when it comes to box sets but I am watching that quite a bit. 

What are you listening to most at the moment? 

I listen to American rap a lot, Drake and people like that.

A hidden talent away from football? 

I wouldn’t say it’s a talent, but I like playing golf!

A few of us play, I tend to play with Teddy Jenks and Ben Wilson. We play locally and Ted is probably the best to be honest, he smacks his drive about 300 yards. 

What’s your favourite food? 

I’ll go with burgers, you just saved the hardest question until last!