DAVID Worrall is hoping a stint on the wing can help him realise his ambition of becoming an accomplished central midfielder.

The 19-year-old, who rejoined the Shakers last summer after three years at West Brom, has impressed on the flanks this season and his performances saw him pick up the club’s Young Player of the Year award.

Worrall, who chipped in with five goals during the course of the campaign, was converted into a winger by manager Alan Knill and has looked at home when attacking full-backs.

However, he hopes he can develop his game sufficiently to eventually move into the middle of the park.

“I was a central midfielder at West Brom so I had never really had any experience of being a winger,” said Worrall.

“I liked to play behind the striker but the gaffer told me he wanted me to play on the wing this season so I embraced that. He has worked really hard coaching me and I think I have done well.

“I know I have to get stronger and I might be able to push my way into central midfielder when I am older.

“I don’t think I am aware enough to play in central midfield in this division yet.

“I am learning to play as a winger at the moment and that is good because being able to play in a number of different positions will make me a better player.

“Eventually, I want to be the same type of player as Brian Barry-Murphy because I like to get on the ball and keep it moving. I do a lot of work with Murph and he spends a lot of time talking to me.”

Worrall has found the workload of his first full season in professional football difficult to deal with and is looking forward to freshening up ahead of a new campaign.

“It has been a hard year for me – I am the baby of the team,” said Worrall.

“I have already started going to the gym to try and get stronger so when I come back in pre-season I am physically ready.

“I want to be the fittest player in the squad during pre-season.”

The young flyer is also honest enough to admit he has been found wanting at times but has worked hard to put that right.

“There have been games this season where I have been lazy,” he said. “I realise that and it has been pointed out.

“It happened more when I first came to the club. I wasn’t getting back and helping out the defence like I should have been.

“I can always improve and I will make sure I do that. I certainly think my game has come on significantly since I moved back here.”