Noone on the UpHitting a regular first team spot is the goal of young forward Paul Noone, who has been with the club since 14.YOU HAVE PROGRESSED THROUGH THE RANKS AT WARRINGTON AND HAVE BECOME A REGULAR IN THE FIRST TEAM 17. WHAT HAS KEPT YOU AT WARRINGTON AND HAVE YOU BEEN TEMPTED TO GO ELSEWHERE?I signed for Warrington when I was 14 years old and went into the Wolves Academy side at the age of 16. I have never really considered going anywhere else to be perfectly honest; I have enjoyed my time here. Warrington have shown an interest in me and you have got to do well when a club steps up to you like Warrington have done to me. All the lads have been great and there is a real team spirit on and off the field, which has made me feel really welcome. Warrington is going places with the new stadium next season, we just need to put a few wins under our belt and I want to be part of their future. It's my future!Last year when I wasn't getting game time, I wanted to go on loan just so I could play and I think that is the only time I have wanted to play elsewhere.HOW DO YOU COPE WHEN YOU DON'T MAKE THE STARTING 17 AND ARE NAMED AS 18TH MAN?It annoys me when I train all week and you train hard and the best you can and it comes down to selection and you get selected at 18th or not at all, then I get really down-hearted. But, when its 18th man at least you know that your in the frame and there is always a chance that you could still play that weekend dependent on injuries. The only thing that you can do is plug away at it and not let it affect you, because if you let it affect you then your performance in training is affected and the chances of getting picked then are slim.WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS FOR THIS SEASON AND THEN LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON?My first ambition is to stay in the 17 and then progress to a starting position in the 15 games that we have left this season. It is going to be hard moving a head of the established blokes who are in their late 20's Domic, Wainwright and Burns, but it is something that I am aiming for. Long term I want to stay at the club, I am out of contract in November and I am aiming to get offered a new contract. I want to play in the new stadium in front of our fans. They have really supported me during my time here and I want to continue to give them the best that I can.YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED A LOT OF CHANGES SINCE JOINING WARRINGTON IN 1997, WHAT POSITIVES HAVE YOU TAKEN FROM THESE CHANGES?I think the positives about staying at a club for so long is that I know everything about the club, I know how it works and I know the key areas in training, what to do and what not to do. Knowing the basic rules is the most important thing. It is also nice to have a coach that knows how you play and everything about your game is also so important. Chach (Cullen) was my U21s coach and helped me progress through the ranks under Van de Velde bringing me into first team contention. Plangey didn't pick me when he was here as he didn't know my game and didn't give me the opportunity to show what I could do and that is why I chose to go on loan to Chorley to prove myself that I am a game player. It has paid off and I am now hitting the 17 regularly.
12, Jun, 2003