Trinity’s on loan Blade Hamilton is loving cutting up Conference North defences

Action from Gainsborough Trinity v Gloucester at the Northolme. Trinity player Chris Hamilton pictured.
Action from Gainsborough Trinity v Gloucester at the Northolme. Trinity player Chris Hamilton pictured.

The man whose goals have helped keep Gainsborough Trinity in the Conference North is loving his time at the Martin and Co Arena.

On loan Sheffield United forward CJ Hamilton arrived at the club last month, and bagged braces in vital wins over Bradford Park Avenue and Stockport County.

The winger-cum-striker spoke to the Standard after the 3-1 victory at Stockport on Saturday, expessing his joy over the success of the loan spell.

Grinning from ear to ear, the youngster known as CJ said: “I love it here, its decent. All the lads are really nice and they have made me feel welcome.”

“I’m happy to be scoring and its minutes underneath my belt as well, so scoring is a bonus really.”

When the Blades Under 21 manager Chris Morgan approached him about the possibility of going out on loan, he jumped at the chance.

“Morgs came up to me and asked if I would like to go out on loan to Gainsborough, I thought that would be good for me.”

“My contract was due to run out with Sheffield United in June but I’ve been offered a new deal, two or three weeks ago, for another year which I’m really pleased about.”

“It was before I came out on loan so I didn’t really have any pressure on me from them to come out and perform, so I can go out and express myself on the pitch.”

Hamilton quickly turned to the former captain and centre half at Bramall Lane, for advice about how to play as a centre forward.

“Morgs said I would be playing up front which is not what I am used to, as I’m a natural winger.”

“He said I should try and do what I can, hold up the ball, make your runs, get in behind the defenders and I will cause them problems.”

Hamilton has clearly heeded the words of wisdom, as he caused moments of utter chaos at the heart of the County defence last Saturday on his way to a pair of goals that safeguarded Trinity’s proud record of never having been relegated.