Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of my captain’s notes.
I would like to begin this week by welcoming Michael Symes and Alex MacDonald, who have just joined us in the January transfer window.
Both players will add quality to our squad as we look to continue our good form into the final 16 games of the season.
One player leaving us is Justin Richards, who has left to join fellow League Two promotion hopefuls Oxford United.
Justin is still a fantastic player and still a major coup for any League Two club to sign and he did brilliantly for us in his time here, especially his first season.
I wish him all the best at Oxford and hope he does what he does best — and that is scoring goals.
We played Barnet and Oxford in two tough games in the last week and to come away with four points is exactly what’s needed at this stage of the season.
We didn’t play particularly well in either fixture, but to grind out results when it’s not going well on the pitch is a great sign of belief from a team riding high on confidence.
They always say that it is the sign of a good team to not play as well and still pick up results.
It was nice to travel away and pick up a result and hopefully we can do that again today away at Wimbledon.
Any away fixture is going to be tough, but we’re a really confident bunch of players at the moment and the belief is high within the camp that we can do the business.
Transfer deadline day is always an exiting time of year for clubs, managers, players and supporters.
The big story of the day was probably David Beckham going to Paris St Germain, but what got everyone’s tongues wagging was the announcement that he was donating his entire salary to a local children’s charity.
It’s nice to see footballers getting noticed for the right reasons and I for one take my hat off to Beckham.
I know he’s not short of a bob or two after the career he’s had, but it’s still a terrific gesture from one of the all-time Premier League greats.
Now, if only more would follow suit?
And finally it’s the turn of the Burton Albion supporters to be on Soccer AM today.
Our supporters are a terrific advert for the club and I hope they enjoy their time on live TV.
Here’s to another away result this afternoon.
Come on you Brewers!
Be loud and be proud