Poku points towards first team spot

Regular traveller looks to reach his destination

Having been a regular traveller with Town's first team squad young midfielder Godfrey Poku is now targeting to break through into the playing squad.

The combative teenage midfielder once again had to make do with a place in the stands for Saturday's victory at Hayes & Yeading.

It was the fourth time Poku has travelled with the first team squad and he said: "My aim now is get into the first team squad.

"I've travelled a few times now and I'm getting to know the lads so that's my next target."

Poku who had trials with Reading, Leyton Orient and Southend United before signing for the Hatters also turned down a football scholarship in the States.

Having attended a US College Soccer invitational day in Phoenix, Arizona, he was offered of a sporting scholarship from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, but turned it down to pursue a career in England.

He said: "I didn't really feel it was the right way for me to go.

"American football is good, but I wanted to do full-time football.

Education is an important thing, but I wanted to focus on my football and play over here because England has the best footballers in the world.

"I always thought I could make it and thank God that I have."

And, having returned from his loan at former club St Albans City in Blue Square South, Poku is relishing the chance to learn from the likes of Kevin Nicholls and Keith Keane.

He said: "Kevin is very experienced and a quality player

"In training, he's always telling me how I can improve and giving me bits of advice.

"He says that I play like he did when he was my age as I like to get stuck into my tackling."