In our latest midweek player interview, we catch up with February Player of the Month, Tom Whelan.
theterras.com: You’ve just won player of the month for February. What are your thoughts on this and do you have a message for the fans that voted?
Tom Whelan: Yes. My message would be thank you! It’s always good to have the fans on your side at any football club.
theterras.com: They’ve really taken to you quickly. When you were at Salisbury, many of your performances were noticed. When playing against Weymouth, was it in your mind that it could be a club you wanted to play for?
TW: Well I first played at the Bob Lucas in 2015 for Poole Town. I knew then I was playing against a club that probably shouldn’t be in the Southern League. However being from Liverpool I never thought I would ever play for Weymouth. Life is full of surprises and here I am.
theterras.com: Being from Liverpool, are you red or blue?
theterras.com: What is your best footballing memory so far?
TW: I’ve had many when watching Liverpool but I’d have to say it was playing against them while at Bury. That would have to be my best memory.
theterras.com: You’re rapidly becoming a fans favourite. Have you been impressed by the club as a whole?
TW: Yes, I’ve been incredibly impressed with the management team. The fans have been great and for example taking 600+ to an away game was a brilliant effort.
theterras.com: What are your targets for the rest of the season?
TW: Promotion. Anything short of that for me personally would be failure. That’s why I came here and hopefully we can do it!