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2 months ago By OL 2

In a new feature players have spoken exclusively with nuneatontownfc.com about their footballing background and their path to being at the Boro.

Next to reveal all was flying full back Luke Trotman who joined up with Boro in the summer.

Beginning from a young age Trotman's potential was spotted quickly. "I started when I was about six or seven years old with my mates playing for a local team called Crawley Green. Then when we turned eight, 5 of us got scouted for Luton Town, I was their until 16. Then I was given a scholarship and got a pro contract from there. So I was there from the age of 8 to 19, just at Luton."

But despite settled in familiar surroundings, the defender was quick to progress and looks back fondly on his time with The Hatters.

"I made my Debut in the FA Trophy when I was 16 against Cambridge. That was a big one for me."

"But then unfortunately in my second pro year I broke my leg, so I didn't play much really. But it's fine now." An incident Trotman looks back on humorously.

"The day after I bought them [my new boots] I broke my leg and they cut them straight down the middle to get my foot out. My head was gone!"

But to quick assess the situation Trotman marked out his future. "After that I thought I need to get a degree. I chose to go to university, as opposed to finding another club straight away, I did have offers."

"I was thinking if I get injured again I need something to fall back on. I'm studying Banking, Finance and Management at Loughborough. I've got 3 more years, which could prove difficult with the balance between uni and football, but I think it can work."

"I really enjoy football, the team spirit. I enjoy the pressure of having to win and keeping fit. I didn't want to quit, I just wanted to keep playing. Saturday, Tuesday it's great."

"Our university played Liverpool last season, which was filmed and they [Nuneaton] saw the footage, it was near the end of last season and I scored a pretty decent goal. The gaffer invited me in for a week and it went from there. It must have gone okay, as the gaffer asked me to start this season."

Looking ahead Trotman sets himself both individual and team goals.

"It's been a good experience so far, but the results need work. My fitness is coming along. For myself I want to get maybe 5-10 assists and chip in with a few goals. With the team I'd love to get play offs, it would be good for the club."

Keep your eyes peeled for more features and interviews with the team coming soon, plus follow our Twitter @NTFC_official for exclusive content.

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Nuneaton Town Academy (Under 19's) Basford United
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Nuneaton Town First Team Kidderminster Harriers
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Nuneaton Town First Team Tamworth
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