Noah Dougherty
Wednesday 18 March 2020

This season, we’ve given our academy scholars the chance to draw back the curtain on their time in the Forest Green Rovers youth set-up.

This week, Seung Woo Yang is in the spotlight…

I played for Southampton last season before joining Forest Green, and the move from there to here has really pushed me as a player and I’ve developed a lot.

At the start I found it quite tough to adjust to living away from home and playing for a different club, but I’m getting used to it now and I’m enjoying my football.

We live together all week and do our own cooking, cleaning and washing, which has really helped me mature quickly.

Everyone was great when I first moved here, I took a bit of time to get settled but it’s like a big family. The team spirit has been so important this season, and that’s largely down to all sharing a hostel.

You’re around the other players all day, every day, and you build a really strong bond which shows on the pitch each weekend.

On a personal level, I think I’ve improved massively since pre-season and, although I found our camp tough, I’ve kicked on now.

I’ve had some good moments this season but playing at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium in the FA Youth Cup has to be up there.

It was a fantastic moment to share with the team and a learning experience for me which I’ll remember for a long time.

As the season's kicked on, we’ve enjoyed a good start to the Merit League Two season, with two wins from two, but on a personal note I’m just aiming to get myself back to fitness to help the team.

I’ve just come back from injury so I’m looking forward to getting back on the pitch and playing more games.