Defender's reassuring rallying call to Rovers faithful.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair has said that he is relishing the cut and thrust of regular football with Doncaster Rovers.
The full back, who joined in the summer from Wigan Athletic, only played once last season but has been an ever present for the Rovers thus far.
“I played one game last season and this season I’ve played six games so far! That’s what we’re dealing with but I’m enjoying it,” said the 24 year old.
“As a footballer you’ve always got slight niggles but you get on with it and your recovery is very important. A club like this makes sure you recover right and you’re ready for the game.
“There are a few injuries and we could do with a few bodies back for Saturday but that’s the manager’s problem and not mine – I just focus on what I can do to help the side.”
The studious Scot switched to centre back in the absence of Rob Jones and Luke McCullough during the extra time League Cup defeat to Ipswich Town, a role new to him.
“Obviously Rob was unfortunate in coming off and the gaffer asked at half time whether it would be possible for me to fill in there. It’s a position that I’m not used to but coming off the back of last season where I didn’t play many then I’m going to play though I think I prefer left back,” he said.
“Positionally you’ve got to be on your toes and communicate more to organise players in front of you. I enjoyed it but I think left back is my position.
“Until their equaliser we did well considering the amount of games we’ve played so far. We had to make a few changes with Luke and the Captain but we did well and must take that forward to Saturday.”
Attention now switches to attempting to obtain a maiden league win this season when Fleetwood Town visit Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday.
“It’ll be good to get the monkey off the back and do so in front of our home fans,” said Taylor-Sinclair.
“You’ve got to stay positive and stick to the game plan that the manager has set out and the results will come. Everyone is sticking together, no one is worrying and the fans have to stick by us too.
“I’ve learned not to take things too seriously if it’s not going well. I’ve definitely grown stronger as a person while I was at Wigan and that’s only going to benefit me in the long run here.”
Rovers host Fleetwood Town on Saturday. Tickets are available HERE or via 01302 762576.