Stevenson determined to make his hard work pay off

Jim Stevenson
Jim Stevenson

Hatters midfielder Jim Stevenson has vowed to have no regrets this season.

The 22-year-old struggled to break in during his first campaign at Kenilworth Road, spending the latter stages on loan at Dartford.

He made a vow to redouble his efforts over the summer and was rewarded with his Football League debut as a second half sub in the 1-0 win at Carlisle United on Saturday.

Stevenson said: “I finished the season and said to the gaffer I want to come back and prove I can get into the squad.

“I sat down and thought about what I wanted to improve on and then went and tried to do exactly that.

“There’s ways of doing it, you can go run, run and run, but I decided that wasn’t for me this time.

“I did that last year so I worked on power, speed and technique work which I practiced a lot over the summer.

“I was hoping I would come in and make an influence on the squad which I seem to have done. So I’ve just got to keep on improving to make sure I stay in and around it all season.

“I don’t want to have any regrets this season.”

Stevenson also credited his loan spell with the Darts, where he made 21 appearances, as a huge learning curve and is now hoping to becomes a regular fixture in the match day squad.

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