Brooklyn Genesini made his Yeovil Town debut in the 0-0 draw with Slough this afternoon and the Swindon loanee said signing for his hometown club felt right.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Ian Randall about his move to Yeovil, the fullback said: “I didn’t take the route of Yeovil when I was younger. I went elsewhere, obviously went to Bournemouth, and obviously ended up in Swindon and then on loan here. I think everyone’s got their own journeys and obviously mine was different to maybe some lads, but  I’m back at my home club, which just feels comfortable, feels right. So, it’s so nice to be back and being able to perform for the crowd out there, which have travelled all this way, and hearing them for the whole 90 minutes. It really does feel like I’m back home, so I’m really enjoying it.

“It’s obviously a mad week, but being a footballer, that’s what we have to be ready for. I’ve been a football since I was God knows how young, probably 5-6, and through my whole career I’ve have to be have to be ready for late calls and anything like that. And when I got the call from Yeovil to come in train and then find out I was in the squad today. I wasn’t really a shock, I’m ready for it. I’ve come straight and gelled with all the lads and felt very comfortable to come straight into the team. It could have been hard out there, I could have come in yesterday and not really got to know anyone and it might have been such a welcoming team. But, honestly it feels like a family out there. When I was on the pitch I felt like I’ve been playing for months here.”

Genesini came straight into the side as the right wingback in a back five, and was given a busy afternoon. He said: “I don’t think I’ve defended that much in my life. A lot of 1v1s out there, but that’s what I’m there to do. I’ve got put into the team straight away. The gaffer is backing me and I need to perform for him and the fans and also my own team. What I’ve got to do is to graft and I’m a footballer, that is what I’m here to do.”

With Chelmsford picking up a 3-1 win against Bath City this afternoon, the gap at the top of National League South was slimmed to seven points (with a game in hand) and Genesini is looking forward to chipping in and helping the Glovers achieve promotion.

He said: “I knew what it was like when I got told that I was coming in. Being my hometown, I knew that anyway, so when I got the call, I was fully ready to come in and help the club get that promotion. And no matter what we do, even though we only got the one point today, but we were away from home, it was a hard battle out there, and I can’t fault the lads that are out there at all because they put 110% in throughout that whole entire game. Maybe the quality wasn’t there, but it was a hard surface to play on but let the lads really put 110%.”

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