Barry Roche column: It’s hard watching from sidelines

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It is certainly a much easier column to write this week than the two previous weeks.

Four points out of six and two clean sheets from two home games has definitely made the camp a little happier.

It really should have been six points from six given how much we controlled the game against Burton but the ball just didn’t bounce for us around the box.

I was gutted to miss the game as I don’t deal very well with having to watch from the sidelines especially sitting next to Kevin Ellison who, believe it or not, still managed to wind up a member of the opposition from his seat in the stands.

I won’t and can’t repeat what Burton’s Luke Rooney shouted back at him!

I have to say that I can never hide my delight at beating my old club Chesterfield and last Tuesday was no exception.

Add our first home win of the season into the mix and I was one happy man whilst trying to deal with the usual post-match insomnia.

I find it incredibly hard to sleep after night games but that didn’t bother me one little bit after the performance we put in against the Spireites.

Bar the first 20 minutes or so we were by far the better side and fully deserved the three points.

We scored two excellent goals and Lewis Alessandra’s celebration was not to be missed.

I was thinking about asking him to show me how to do it but that would almost certainly be a recipe for disaster!

The games are still coming thick and fast and we have another big month ahead of us.

The squad has been stretched to the limit over the last week and the saying ‘it’s a squad game’ has never been more appropriate.

Nearly every player will get a chance in the coming weeks and we’ve got to make sure we pick up where we left off after our last two results.