Trotman enjoys the experience

Last updated : 16 November 2006 By The Chairman
Neal Trotman replaced Will Haining in the FA Cup tie at Kettering Town and went on to play an impressive role as well as scoring a goal. He told the official website, "I actually wasn't going to go to the back post for the corner. The plan was for Sean Gregan to go to the back post and me to the front, but I changed my mind at the last minute. I saw the ball coming and just managed to head it down, and fortunately it went in. I've watched it back a few times on television, and still can't believe I scored. It was very strange. I was pretty nervous all the other times I was on the bench, but not when Shez told me to get stripped before I went on. I felt I dealt with it well. I really enjoyed the experience and I hope there's a lot more to come."

"When I was on my three-month deal, I didn't want to worry about how things would turn out in case it affected my football. I just tried my best and hoped to get the rewards, and that's what I'll carry on doing. If I get called upon, then I'm more than ready to seize my chance. You can really go out there and express yourself. We all know that we're here for a reason, and that it's up to us to show how good we are. If you don't try things, then you never get anywhere. All the players feel closer to the management team, and of course, the manager already knows me from taking the Reserves last season."