By Euan Rourke
Early November saw Huddersfield Town Striker, Kit Elliott, join Concord Rangers on a short-term loan. Since then, the 18-year-old has featured 8 times for the Beach Boys scoring 4. During his short spell at the club Concord have only lost two games, against promotion favourites Bath City and Wealdstone. The young Striker is already a fan favourite with his great hold up of play and his determination.
The Beach Boys are on great form at the moment scoring 14 goals in 3 games. Elliott has played a key role in this. “I’m really enjoying my football here, recently we’ve been in a good run of form winning our last 3 games. It’s been great to be a part of that and contribute with 4 goals. I feel like I’m learning a lot here and the experience that I’m gaining in men’s football is helping me to improve as a player.”
On 29th November, Elliott signed his first professional contract with Huddersfield Town, committing to 2022. “It was very proud moment for me and my family. It was something that I had been working towards for a long time.” Involved with Huddersfield U/19s, and Elite Development Squad, Kit is looking forward to a successful career, “I’m focusing on working hard and pushing to improve myself as a player.”
Head of Recruitment at Concord, Adam Drew, is a big fan of Kit and his style of play. “Adam Drew has helped me to get to know the club. He also gives me good feedback to assist me with my football on the pitch.” Drew believes Elliott is one for the future. “His strength and hold up play have really impressed me. For somebody so young he’s very strong. He proved that Saturday away at Maidstone up against Elokobi, who has obviously played at all levels in the pro game. He was exactly what we were missing as a player.”
“Making his debut away to Bath City probably wasn’t ideal prep for him, having to travel from Huddersfield on the day of the game and having trained the day before. I think it says a lot about both his and Scott High’s attitude. They were both keen to be involved that day.” Scott High has since returned to Huddersfield earlier this month for a First Team call-up.
Since making his debut, Elliot has been involved in two cup comebacks, the 3-2 away win against Slough Town in the FA Trophy Qualifier and the 3-2 win vs Maidstone on the weekend. “It was great to be a part of both of our last-minute cup wins.”
After the Maidstone game, Elliott received the Man of the Match for his performance after scoring the first goal in the match, which started the comeback in the emphatic game. “It was a fantastic feeling scoring and the cherry on top was getting Man of the Match. However, I was most pleased with us managing to get through to the next round of the cup.”