‘The club has a real winning mentality’
Having just extended his loan from Bournemouth, Camp shares his thoughts on the upcoming season with the Terras.
Amberley Silk (AS): Hi Brennan, delighted that you’re joining us for your second full season here at the Weymouth, are you excited to be staying with the Terras through their National League campaign?
Brennan Camp (BC): Definitely! I loved the time at the club last season, and we achieved some pretty good things so hopefully, we can carry that on this season. I can’t wait to get going in the National League, it’s another step up for me and I’m looking forward to it.
AS: Getting promoted last season was definitely a massive achievement and the drive to be successful appears to be continuing. You’re unbeaten so far in pre-season friendlies, how do you feel you’ve performed yourself and collectively as a team?
BC: The thing I’ve noticed throughout my time here is that the club has a real winning mentality. Whether it’s a friendly, cup or league game everyone wants to win, and I think that’s really important. We’ve picked up from where we left off and the team performances have been very good. Everyone is fit and raring to go.
AS: Talking of the winning mentality, you were part of the solid defensive line against League Two side Exeter City this week. You could see the passion and desire to get the equaliser. How did it feel to secure the draw in the final minutes?
BC: I think after we settled into the game, we started to control parts of the game. We frustrated them in possession and created chances throughout the match. We definitely didn’t deserve to lose, so when Calvin popped up with the equaliser, it was the least we deserved. Even though it was a friendly, we felt it was important to keep the momentum going and hopefully we can keep doing that.
AS: You could definitely see the momentum was carried right through until the final whistle and the goal was a result of that. I think it’s important to have both players and management, that are driven to get the results that the team deserves. There’s obviously a connection between yourself and new manager Brian Stock. He’s played for Bournemouth and also worked as a coach for their academy. You, yourself have been a part of Bournemouth’s club from a very young age. Has this connection helped you to better adapt to the new leader?
BC: It’s definitely a plus for me playing under a manager that I have a good relationship with, through the Bournemouth connection. I had it with Mark last season as well and I definitely think it has helped me to perform well in matches, as I have a good understanding of their philosophies and how they want me to play. I’m looking forward to working with Stocky this season and I have no doubt he can help me to continue to improve as a player.
AS: It sounds very positive for both yourself and the team. He’s definitely made a great impact so far and I’m sure he will continue to do so. Final question, how are you feeling ahead of tomorrow’s game away to Slough?
BC: We’re looking forward to it. We know it’s going to be another tough test but it’s another game closer to the start of the season and it’s one we are looking to win.
AS: Thank you and good luck tomorrow.