HELLO and welcome to this week’s Captain’s Column.
My loan is going really well at York and it’s just nice to be playing a run of league games after so long on the sidelines recovering from injury and then waiting for my chance.
I’ve played four in a row now and I’m looking forward to playing the League Cup runners-up Bradford City on Saturday.
Having just mentioned Bradford, I would like to congratulate them on a terrific cup run this season.
For any team from the lower leagues to cause any cup upset is great, but to go all the way to Wembley is an unbelievable achievement.
To beat Championship Watford and Premier League Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa is just incredible and will live long in the memory of football fans – it shows the magic of the cups is still alive.
It is unlikely to be repeated any time soon and although they lost 5-0 to Premier League Swansea City in the final, they will go down in the record books as history-makers.
They are a great advert for League Two football and it shows that the lower leagues can produce quality football.
They thoroughly deserved their moment in the limelight but it’s back to business for them now in the league.
It should be a good game on Saturday as well as it being a lively Yorkshire derby.
These are the games you really love as a footballer and can get your teeth stuck into them.
The boys at Burton are absolutely flying and it is so nice to see as club captain, even though I’m away from the club for a month getting back fully match fit and playing games.
It was another great win last Saturday against Exeter City and again on Tuesday at home to Morecambe.
The six points have cemented a place in the top seven and we’re still in the running for the top three too.
Hopefully the boys can keep this fantastic run going and stay in and around the top seven teams until the end of the season.
It’s the first time Burton have won four on the bounce since getting into the Football League and it’s a great achievement in a very competitive division.
To be seven games unbeaten is also fantastic, with some great results against very good sides.
I would like to finish my column today by thanking all you Burton fans.
You’ve keep in constant contact with me while I’ve been away.
Your messages of support are great to see and I appreciate every single one you send me.
Fingers crossed we all win tomorrow and a win for Burton and York will make it a very happy double for me.
Come on you Brewers – and come on you Minstermen.