Welcome back to In The Spotlight, the website interview series where we get to know more about the players who don the Gladiator blue, today’s entry is young defensive maestro Harry Coates

Name: Harry Coates

Position: Centre Back

Date Of Birth: 16th December 1995

Hometown: Leeds

Former Clubs:Leeds United, York City, Harrogate Railway and currently duel registered with Harrogate Town

Supporter of : Leeds United

Best Ground Played On: Elland Road (Leeds United) and Deepdale (Preston North End)

Worst Ground Played On: For York City reserves in the cup we drew Richmond Town away in the middle of nowhere. After a huge down pour the pitch looked like a farmer’s field and both teams kit turned brown by the end of the game.

Favourite Goal Scored: I scored the opening goal on my league debut for Harrogate Railway against Mossely. Was nice to start the season off with a goal.

Most Memorable Moment In Football: Leading York City reserves out as skipper was a pretty good feeling. Also getting my first squad number was a good memory too. But I’m only young so I’m hoping for bigger and better memories to come.

Worst Moment in Football: I hate losing no matter what I’m doing so losing any game of football.

Best Mate In Football: As a youth team player, training and playing with the same lads every day for 2 years meant we were a very close team. We went on holidays together and team days/nights out. And also my main man Matt Heath who I used to go and watch as a youngster when he played for Leeds. I played alongside him last season and we became good mates and I learnt a lot from him.

Best Moment At Matlock Town: I haven’t been here long so I hope there are many to come. But getting man of the match and winning on my debut was a good start, so hopefully more of that to come.

Hobbies: I’ll watch a film a day if I have the time. But I like spending time with my family and friends.

Favourite TV Programme: Soccer AM has got to be up there… Probably not something to brag about but I’m a big fan of Made in Chelsea too. Can’t beat a bit of MNF as well!!

Favourite Choice Of Music: Hip-hop/RnB

Favourite Song: Drake-Headlines

Favourite Clothing Label: Love a good All Saints top.

Favourite Food: Steak and chips

Favourite Drink: Alcoholic-I’m known for just drinking Fosters. Non-alcoholic can’t beat a glass of coke.

Favourite Video Game: Has to be FIFA with COD coming close behind


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