Jan 3 2013 Jon Batham, Harrow Observer
NATHAN Webb admitted this week that he loves a tackle – sometimes a bit too much.
Off the field, Webb, who became the latest player to commit himself to Stones promotion push by signing a contract with the club last month, gives every impression of not having a malicious bone in his body.
Yet the 20-year-old summer arrival from Farnborough has collected seven yellow cards already this season.
He admits he needs to temper his challenges with a measure of wisdom, but on the whole he does not envisage changing his style any time soon.
“I don’t back out of a tackle,” he said. “I just put myself into everything.
“I need to think sometimes about whether I need to make a tackle because a couple of the yellow cards have been unnecessary, so I’ve got to learn from that. But I’m not going to back out of ones which need to be made.”
Webb was happy to put pen to paper on his deal at The Vale despite not having nailed down a regular first XI spot so far.
His willingness to embrace the utility player tag, however, has earned him plenty of minutes as a man Bartlett knows he can call on to fill a number of holes.
And it is a tag he is happy to continue to carry around in the promotion cause.
He added: “My favourite position is centre midfield, but I will play anywhere to get a game.
“Wherever the boss needs me to do a job, on the right or left of midfield or at right back, I’m happy to do the job.”