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Stanton enjoying life at Wits

2012-10-31 15:45
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Johannesburg - Wits midfielder Stanton Fredericks says he is enjoying a new lease on life with The Students and is looking forward to a bright future with his young squad.

Fredericks, 34, began his career with Wits in 1995 where he spent six years with club.

Returning to Wits in 2010, Fredericks has enjoyed more responsibility in a midfield littered with potential.

“I've been fortunate enough to have come 360 [degrees]. I started at Wits, I'm back at Wits,” said Fredericks on Wednesday.

After a gap of nine years and turning out for six different clubs, Fredericks said he is back and enjoying his football.

“When I first joined them [Wits] it was about enjoying my football and now ending off, enjoying. When you enjoy something you become successful so I won't say I was left in limbo, I had an option.

"The fortunate part for me is they [Wits] leave it in my hands.”

Fredericks explained he did not want to be part of the team if he was not able to contribute positively.

“I don't want to be in a situation where I've lost all credibility in the game so I'll look at myself come the end of the season and I think I'm in shape," he said.

"I'm not left behind when we're doing physicals. At the beginning of the season I took a decision and said I can go one more [year] without making myself [look like] a fool.

“I'm still there and happy to be in the plans. If I play or if I don't play it's not that much of an issue.

"Obviously not being on the field is not the ideal scenario. Being involved is one and I continue pushing hard and getting through the 90 minutes."

Fredericks said his example would hopefully benefit the younger players.

“Those attributes, they filter off onto the youngsters and I just need to concentrate on my game, try to do the right thing and hopefully the youngsters follow suit.”

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