Liam Trotter believes that a new challenge at AFC Wimbledon has revitalised his career – and he's excited by the possibility of rounding off a great week on a high.
Following a testing run of results at the start of Liam's stint at Wimbledon, two successive wins have lifted the Dons up the table and the experienced midfielder said that the squad showed plenty of character to defeat Rotherham on Tuesday night.
Speaking during an interview for iFollow, Liam said: "On Tuesday night you saw a really good team performance, especially as Rotherham are up there in the play-off places. We limited them to very little and their goal was a fantastic strike, something we could not do much about. A lot of teams in the position we had been in would have folded and maybe gone on to lose that game after that, but we stepped up again to win 3-1. I think that's a very good sign for us. We showed the other night that we can be a very good team. We had produced some very good performances this season, without getting the results we wanted. Tuesday night was a combination of the two.
"I am very excited for it (next match). It is an opportunity for us to get nine points in three games. It's always tough when you have three games in a week, so to take nine points from that would be very good for us. It is going to be a difficult game. They have just come up and they are fighting. They have been struggling to find a bit of form, but it does not mean they are a bad team. We have to take it very seriously. We will be going into it with a positive mind-set after what happened on Tuesday."
Liam has been a regular pick in the starting 11 since signing in the summer and he feels that a new challenge has really benefited him.
"I feel very settled as I get along very well with the lads," added Liam. "I think you always need a fresh challenge and something new. I had a good time at Bolton, but it was a bit frustrating. I had a lot of injuries that meant I was a bit in and out of the team and sometimes you need a fresh start. You need regular game-time and that's what I came here for. I'm really enjoying it so far.
"Every coach brings something a little bit different with new ideas, tactics, and a different style of playing. Football is evolving all the time. When I first started, we did not have things like Protein shakes and now they are everywhere! No matter how old you are, you area always constantly learning in football."
The full interview with Liam Trotter is on iFollow, along with a full update from Neil Cox, ahead of Plymouth.