Midfielder reborn after license to roam.Cedric Evina is embracing his new lease of life at Keepmoat Stadium he told doncasterroversfc.co.uk.
The full back has been pushed higher up the pitch in a more advanced role and he said he feels he’s banished any demons from last season.
“I’m enjoying it a lot. It gives me freedom to go and play but I have to do my defensive duties too,” said the 23 year old.
“From the first day of pre-season the gaffer told us how he wanted to play this year and we’ve worked on that since. We got the players in early doors and despite the injuries we’re clear on how we want to play.
“(Last season) I got a bit of stick and was a bit down and I was taken out of the team by the gaffer which was the right thing to do. I got my injury and the team was doing well so it was important for me to keep working and then come back in the side and do well. People are always going to talk about the Bristol City game which they’re entitled to do but it’s behind me.”
Evina has added a different dimension to the attacking options available to Paul Dickov.
“We all interchange, especially playing five across the middle, so we can make it harder for the opposition to pick us up and I’m enjoying it,” said former Arsenal trainee.
“Willo (Andy Williams) holds the ball up well and runs the channels for us. Me, Harry (Forrester) and Copps (James Coppinger) are to support him which is something we work at in training. We do a lot of shape and it’s all coming together.
“We hope (we can give someone a hiding) and we hope it happens really quickly. We’re very focussed on what we’re doing.
“You always have a point to prove. Every game you have to prove yourself. You can never relax if you’ve had a good game, particularly when it’s such a good squad.”