Cohen praises squad's ability

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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Written by Stephen Martin
Photography by: David Griffin

Michael Cohen says being part of such a talented Derbyshire squad has given him extra motivation, and he’s eager to seize any opportunities he gets this season.

The promising fast bowler joined up with his new teammates in January, but the delayed season means Cohen has had to wait for his first taste of action. Instead, the 21-year-old has been working hard with the Derbyshire squad at Repton School, since they returned to training earlier this month.

Cohen is one of a number of young players in the squad who are aiming to make their mark in the 2020 campaign, and he believes that the club is the perfect place for developing talent.

Individual learning experiences are shared regularly, which of course, quickens the development of the younger members of the squad,” Cohen said.

“The senior members have also been incredibly willing to share information, which I am sure has benefited not only myself, but all members of the squad.”

“Since I’ve arrived in Derby I have been made to feel included in the squad. The team’s environment and culture is superb.”

With the 2020 season set to begin next month, the schedule is expected to be a hectic one, with squad rotation necessary. Cohen says that the players will be ready for every game, and are determined to build on the foundations laid last year.

“We really are looking forward to playing again,” he added.

“It’s been tough building up to the required intensity in such a short amount of time, but the squad looks hungry to continue their successes from last season and I really am excited at the prospect of contributing to that.

“As professional sportsmen you strive to play every game of the season. It’s the intrinsic competitive nature of the profession.

“I’m hoping to contribute to the best of my abilities in Derbyshire colours and cannot wait for the opportunity to do so.”

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