DETAILS don’t seem to bother Taylor Kennerley all that much but he’s not worried it’s a weakness.

And nor should he be.

“I can’t remember!” he laughs when asked what it was like to make his debut for 1874 Northwich.

“I only know now because I read the bit that you’d written.”

As it happens, he was introduced as a substitute during the second-half of a Cheshire FA Senior encounter with Nantwich in March 2017.

The Dabbers led 3-1, an advantage they protected, when Kennerley came on.

Perhaps a game to forget, after all.

He has made close to 80 appearances since, and scored during his most recent – a 4-1 win at Abbey Hey last weekend.

The North West Counties League club announced shortly afterwards that the winger, who turns 21 today, had agreed terms on a contract.

It is a reward for his impressive form, and warns admirers too that he is an asset they want to keep.

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For an emerging talent that just wants to play, and to get better, it’s a message that resonates.

“I had a look on social media and a glance at the supporters’ forum online to read what people were saying,” he said.

“It was nice to find out they’re behind me, and also what the club is trying to do.

“I’m happy to stay; the lads I play with are great and the management team have made me feel important.”

It’s a theme he revisits more than once.

Indeed, he left Runcorn Linnets to join 1874 because he was frustrated at a lack of opportunities.

He turned out initially for the club’s under 21s side, but trained with the first-team.

And when Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison succeeded manager Ian Street following his resignation, they didn’t hesitate to pick him.

They’ve carried on doing so.

It’s something Kennerley kept in mind when higher-ranked rivals called like two have done in the past fortnight.

He said: “There is some sway when a side from a league above comes in, and there is probably a chance to pick up a bit more money.

“But that’s not the only thing to consider; I don’t want to go from playing every week to struggling for time on the field or sitting on the bench.

“I’ve done that previously, and for somebody my age that’s no good.

“There are lots of clubs at our level with managers that don’t trust young lads and instead rely on bringing in players they’ve known for a while or who are a lot more experienced.

“That’s why I have to hand it to Bow and Goody because they’ve done the opposite.”

If he felt it, then the former County High School Leftwich student – who played as a junior for Hartford after spending a couple of years in Stoke City’s academy – hasn’t shown a lack of belief while wearing green.

An FA Vase semi-final against Thatcham last season didn’t appear to faze him, and nor have big derby games against his former club.

Kennerley added: “I do get nervous like everybody else but I don’t think too much about things if I’m honest.

“I’m not afraid of anybody and I back myself, if I play to 100 per cent of my capability, to be better than the guy I’m up against.”

His improvement has been gradual, but clear, and he scored an eighth goal of the campaign to help 1874 reach the Macron Cup quarter-finals last time out.

And he is hungry for more.

“It’s probably the area I’ve improved most,” he said.

“I want to go beyond last year’s total, and I’m on target to do that.”

But Kennerley, now an established player 1874 feel they can rely on, doesn’t feel under pressure.

He focuses on what he is good at, and that means the opposition should do the worrying.

“I consider myself to be a confidence player, and if things haven’t gone my way in the past then my head has gone down,” he said.

“That’s unlikely to happen if I’m doing well.”

He is, and so are 1874.

They are unbeaten in their past six games, and have lost only one of the past dozen.

A trip to Barnoldswick tomorrow will provide an examination of their progress.

However they’ll know exactly what to expect.

Kennerley said: “Wayne is really thorough and he puts so much time in to make sure we’re prepared.

“Before every game he puts out sheets of paper in the dressing room with loads of information on who we’re playing and what they’re good at.

“Sometimes I read it, but mostly I just do my thing.”

So far it’s working.