Oct 11 2012 By Tim Street
ANDREW Fagan is determined to show Chesham United fans they have not signed a flop when he returns from suspension on Saturday.
The former Maidenhead centre-back received a straight red card in only his second game since signing from Windsor in last month’s 2-0 defeat at Arlesey.
Having served a three-match ban in the away games at Abingdon and Stourbridge, and Tuesday night’s 0-0 home draw against Hemel Hempstead, Fagan will be available for selection once more when Bedford visit this weekend.
Fagan said: “I’ve got no complaints about the red card, although their player should have been sent off too for stamping on me. I feel I let the team down, and it was frustrating being suspended when all I want to do is help the team and show them what I can do. But it will drive me on to succeed, and I am happy to be here.”
The Abingdon game, in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup, saw Fagan’s former Windsor team-mate, Michael Chennells, break his goal drought with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win.
Fagan said: “Michael has the ability to score goals at this level but he needs the right service. He’s always been like that, and it was only a matter of time before he started scoring again.”
It was almost inevitable that Fagan would become a footballer, with his grandfather being the former 1980s Liverpool manager Joe Fagan.
He added: “With my granddad being who he was, I suppose I was always going to be interested in football, and I didn’t really have any choice but to be a footballing person.
“To me, he was just my granddad though, not a famous football manager, it was not something we talked about.”