1874 Northwich is pleased to share the news that Lucas Weir has signed a contract with the club.
We caught up with both Lucas and co-manager Wayne Goodison this week to find out more on the matter.
“We think he’s warranted this, he’s done really well over the last few years he’s been with us, and he’s been at the forefront of what we’ve done since pre-season.
“This lets him know what we think about him and gives him that bit of security so he can carry on enjoying his football.” said Goodson.
Back in 2018, Lucas attended a trial session hosted by our U21 coaches and was a standout. After excelling with our younger group, it wasn’t long before he then turned out for our first-team over an initial three month spell. We welcomed Lucas back to the squad in January 2020 after he took a year out in the USA and he’s very much been a regular starter since.
“At training tonight [Tuesday] we have a number of younger lads with our group. This shows that there is a pathway. If any can apply themselves, prepare for games the way Lucas does and approach training in a similar way then there is every chance we can repeat this and welcome them into the team.
“There are a number of players with our U21s who we think potentially can make the step up – it is down to them. With the likes of Taylor Kennerley and now Lucas, this proves that the younger set up is a worthwhile exercise for us.” added Goodison.
Lucas – who is fast approaching a half-century of appearances with the team – said: “At the minute I’m enjoying my football and that’s the main thing for me. I would like full-time football in the future but right now I’m playing every week in men’s football and I can’t complain.
“We had a sticky start to the season but we’re finding our feet as a team at this level. Over the last few weeks we’ve played a few teams off the pitch and scored some good goals so hopefully we can keep that going.”
Asked on the interest shown in Lucas, Goodison added: “There of course is interest, we’ve made the step up and proven that our players can compete at this level. We have good players, Lucas is capable of stepping up levels. He’ll need the break and there is every chance he’ll get that shot. As a club, we would be pleased with that. Some of the questions we’re being asked about Lucas – it could happen for him in the next six months, if not he’ll continue developing with us.”