Credit: Russell Morris

TALKING PORT: Dylan Llewellyn

Following a successful week seeing him impress in consecutive starts, Brandon Arthur caught up with Dylan Llewellyn for the first Talking Port interview feature of the season. Check out the interview below where Dylan talks about the past week for the club, his first goal against Garden Village and responds to a fan’s challenge:

Hi Dylan, thanks for your time. It was a mixed week for the club, but how good did it feel to get the nod and start both games?

Dylan Llewellyn: Yeah, of course it is always great to get game time! Especially when it hasn’t been coming around too often as of late. 

Q: You certainly impressed amongst the fans in the stand. Do you feel you played well?

Dylan: I mean, I kept my place so I’m guessing I’ve been doing something right in the last couple of games! Hopefully that means I can keep my place in the team for the game against Garden Village tomorrow.

With the recent departure of Tom Neville back to Cwmbran Celtic, are you hoping you will be able to step up and fill the void?

Well, me and Tom Neville played in slightly different positions as he was more of a striker and I tend to play on the wing. However, I know who we have two top class strikers in Jordan Edwards and Jack Underwood who are more than good enough to step up and fill that void. 

Moving forward, what are your personal targets for the season?

Well, no matter what level you are at, every player’s goal should be to win the league or gain promotion. That is definitely no different with me or anyone else at this club right now.

At the start of the season, club photographer and committee member Russell Morris asked the players who the best player they had played with was. The majority said you, but only in training. What’s that special something you produce in training and do you feel you can bring it to match day?

Haha, I think that was a bit of a joke from the lads to be honest! But of course, there is no pressure in training so I will pull out a few tricks from time to time to test them out. Hopefully you will be able to see a few of them in a game sometime soon.

We face Garden Village on Saturday, and the opposition must bring back some good memories for you after getting your first goal for the club against them back in October. How good did that goal feel?

It was a weight off of my shoulders to be honest! With not a lot of good playing time under my belt, it was important to get goal when coming on to boost my chances of playing in the next few games.

There have been murmurings in the stand from long-time Port Talbot Town fan and avid runner Chris Simons that he is faster than you. Would you be up for a lap of the pitch race?

Well, I don’t quite know about the whole pitch, but I would definitely be up for a halfway line race against him!

And finally, you have a close relationship with the supporters along with your teammates. What does putting on the Blue shirt of Port Talbot Town mean to you?

It is a massive club and I truly do love everyone here. I’m going to enjoy every minute of being here at Port Talbot Town, no matter how long that might be.

You can catch Dylan Llewellyn and the rest of the first team squad in action tomorrow (18 January) at Victoria Road, as Port Talbot Town host Garden Village in Welsh Football League Division One (2pm).