TNS Questionnaire with Steve Benyon

Name: Steve Benyon

Role at the club: Head of Development

What was your favourite moment of the treble winning season? 

Hard to pick one moment, but for me Scott Ruscoe playing his last game for the club, and at same time winning his 300th appearance. He has helped me so much during my time within the academy, and is an integral part of the whole club. A special moment for all associated with the club.

What was your favourite goal of the season? 

There have been many wonderful individual efforts as well as team goals, but for me probably the first goal struck by Matty Williams in Saturday’s Cup final. The importance of the goal not only on the game, but for the treble aspirations was massive and also a very neat finish into the bottom corner.

Who was the most consistent performer for TNS? 

Again a tough one for me as a number of players year in year out perform to a very high level on a consistent basis, but for me I will have to choose again Matty Williams. His technical ability on the ball is second to none, as well as having the ability to find the pockets of space to link up with both the holding midfielders and centre forward, make him a real lynch pin.

Who was the most improved player for The Saints? 

Kersh….what can I say about him the boy has bags of potential. Ever present within the 19’s and when selected for the firsts doesn’t look out of place. Hopefully a role model for all aspiring academy and scholarship players.

What made you proud of being involved with the record breaking Champions? 

Being part of the very successful academy and scholarship, and I suppose just being recognised by all at the club, but still much more to be done to push the club forward, especially in the Champions League.

What are the challenges ahead for next season? 

To create more players for the first team, to compete straight away for starting places, as well as going unbeaten for the whole season. I would also like to see the club progress further in the Champions League as the players and management staff have all worked tremendously hard to achieve this and fully deserve every accolade they have received.