NEW Wrexham midfielder Matt Crowell has promised to harness his youthful exuberance and not fall foul of the referee this season, writes Andy Gilpin.
The 19-year-old made a highly impressive second-half debut against Witton on Tuesday, but was soon being spoken to by official Graham Edgeley after a few fierce tackles.
"One of their lads jumped straight in on me," he said. "To be honest that made me lose it a little bit. The red mist came down.
"But I was getting pumped before I came on, even though it was a pre-season friendly. If you don't give 100pc all the time, what's the point?
"Naturally I wanted to do well in my first game in front of Wrexham fans so maybe I went in a bit hard. I can control that for the start of the season."
And the former Southampton player now has one thing on his mind - getting into manager Denis Smith's first team plans and staying there.
"It's been going all right in pre-season and now I just have to keep it going," added Crowell. "My aims is to get into the first team as well as the Wales under-21 squad.
"I know I'm only 19 but I would be disheartened if I didn't play a big part this season. I want to be in from the start but I do know that there are some good players currently ahead of me."