Bugiel excited after signing new deal

Omar Bugiel has signed a new one-year contract with Worthing Football Club after scoring 15 goals last season
Omar Bugiel has signed a new one-year contract with Worthing Football Club after scoring 15 goals last season

OMAR BUGIEL is already excited about next season after committing his future to Worthing Football Club.

The popular German striker, who was named players’ player and supporters’ player of the season on Saturday evening, has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Bugiel, 21, had signed a one-year contract with Rebels last summer and, with several higher-division clubs looking at him, Worthing have acted fast to keep him on board.

Several other players are set to follow him by signing contracts in the near future and Bugiel said: “It’s really exciting times for the football club. With the players we’ve got here and with George Dowell and the new pitch, the club is really moving forward.

“George wants to be in Conference South in four or five years’ time, so the goal is to get promoted next season.

“We maybe need to add one or two more experienced players but we’ve got a really good young side here. Adam Hinshelwood and Jon Meeney are really good coaches and everyone wants to play for them.

“You look at some of the players they’ve brought through like Harvey Sparks, Jaz Rance and Ryan Quirke and they’re good footballers but still very young.

“Matt Hurley, Brannon O’Neill and myself are some of the more experienced players and I think we’re going to do really well next season.

“We’ve got a good side and there’s no point in me moving anywhere else. I live locally and I want to repay Adam for everything he’s done for me by getting the club promoted.

“I’m pleased to have got the contact signed before I go back to Germany for the summer as the club is just going to get bigger and bigger and I’m looking forward to the future.”

Bugiel netted 15 goals for Rebels last season and he admits that he needs to score more to make the move up the leagues.

He said: “I work hard enough in games but I don’t get enough goals.

“That’s what clubs higher up really look for at this level, so I’m going to be working hard on it over pre-season.

“I’m always trying to improve and become a better player.

“I want to play at a higher level but I really want to stay here as well, so I’m looking forward to the future.”