TABISH Hussain is hoping to gain first team football at Eccleshill United and one day realise his dream of playing in the football league.

The Pakistan international, who signed full time for Guiseley last year, was loaned out to Toolstation East League Premier Division side Eccleshill, earlier this month.

Hussain returns to the club where he spent the majority of his youth, starring in a successful team which he credits coach Lee Brannan.

Speaking on his signing, the 18-year-old wants to prove that he can play at a higher level and thinks his loan move will provide the perfect springboard for more first team football at The Lions.

He said: "It's been good. They are a great set of lads and they have welcomed me very nicely.

"Obviously, coming through the ranks here (at Eccleshill) was nice, it gives you that feeling that you've got that bond with the fans

"Lee (Brannan) was probably one of the biggest parts in where I am now, I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him.

"I was at Farsley from the age of about nine to 12.

"I then got with Eccleshill and won a trophy every year.

"It was the County Cup we could never win, and it was the last year with Lee, that we did and I think we deserved it."

He added: I'm just glad I've got the opportunity at Guiseley.

"I'm trying to develop and make an impact.

"My aim is to get to make the most of my potential and I believe that I can play at that level (football league).

"It's just about getting the game time because I'm still young."

The winger made his Pakistan national team debut in June, coming on as an 84th minute substitute in their 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia.

Hussain claims it was a 'surreal experience' and is hungry to make more appearances, for the country he gained citizenship, in the future.

He said: "It was amazing.

"I visited three countries in the space of 21 days, which was crazy.

"The training was tough because I was fasting that month, but it was surreal experience.

"I played in front of 35,000 and the atmosphere was unbelievable.

"It was just a great honour for me and my family."