Legend Solkhon is sure he has plenty left in the tank

Kettering Town legend Brett Solkhon believes he has “a good couple of seasons” left in him at National League North level.

Thursday, 16th April 2020, 8:01 am
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 8:04 am
Brett Solkhon is two appearances away from 600 for Kettering Town. Picture by Peter Short

The 37-year-old has enjoyed yet another renaissance with the Poppies during the 2019-20 campaign having been playing regularly at centre-half since Paul Cox arrived as manager.

The National League North season, of course, is currently suspended and it remains to be seen how it will pan out although Kettering look set to secure their status at Step 2 for another year.

Solkhon’s legendary status with the club is secure but he is now agonisingly close to another huge milestone as he currently sits on 598 appearances in a Poppies shirt.

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And the fans’ favourite is sure he has plenty left in the tank.

“It’s uncertain times and we don’t know whether the season will start again or whether it will be voided or decided on points per game ratios,” Solkhon said.

“I am not really thinking about next season yet but my main focus is doing well for Kettering.

“I am keeping myself fit and looking after myself and I feel I have a good couple of seasons left in me at this level.

“I came back into the team under the gaffer (Cox) and he has pushed us in training.

“At my age, in the last couple of seasons, if I was feeling tired there were times I wouldn’t train but the manager has got training sharper and I have found I can be fitter and sharper.

“That was a massive help when I came back into the team and I have felt more comfortable than I have in the past couple of years.

“I am always learning and pushing myself.

“The tiredness thing can be in your head and sometimes be an excuse but, at this time, I want to keep playing so I can’t and won’t use it anymore!”