SAINTS youngster Will Ferry admits “there’s nowhere to hide” during his loan spell with League Two Crawley Town.

The 20-year-old left-sided player has been a regular performer for David Horseman’s B team but this season has gone out to the Football League side to get experience in men’s football.

He has made ten appearances for the mid-table outfit so far this campaign, and scored the first goal of his senior career in a 2-1 win against Bradford at the end of September.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sussex, the youngster has given his assessment of the spell so far, saying: “For me, it’s just all about becoming that professional footballer.

“There’s the old saying that you’re not a professional footballer until you make 50 league appearances. It’s all part of knowing how to manage different challenges, different games and getting through it performing to your best.

“I don’t see it as any kind of different experience, it’s just a different challenge, it’s something else I’ve got to overcome and it’s part of becoming that professional footballer that I want to be.”

He added: “It’s making me more robust, the schedule is very busy, a lot of games in a short period of time. You’ve got to be honest with yourself, to everyone else, if you’re not giving everything the team will be on you.

“You have to give everything otherwise you’re letting people down. There’s nowhere to hide, nowhere to hide on a Saturday when you’re in front of the fans, you can’t let down the gaffer, can’t let down the team, a lot depends on it.”