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IT was a good win against Tamworth - but it was tarnished for me by my sending off.

CAPTAIN Peter Cavanagh
CAPTAIN Peter Cavanagh

IT was a good win against Tamworth - but it was tarnished for me by my sending off.

I know I am no angel but I do feel that, perhaps because I am captain, I do tend to be noticed more and punished more. I was booked for stopping a quick free kick being taken first of all and then for booting the ball away but I was trying to clear it.

John (Coleman) took the video home and it was 0.46 of a second between the whistle going and me clearing the ball. What chance do you have? - it's not even half a second.

I am hoping I can appeal as otherwise it is a three game ban. I have missed four games already this season and I don't want to miss anymore. But it was a good win and the table looks good at the moment. The lads are slightly disappointed as they didn't feel they had the best of games but, at this time of year, we are just taking what results we can.

We felt it was a well-earned point against Shrewsbury on Saturday. It was a good game to have after the Colchester affair and it was a nice stadium although the pitch was dire.

They are a decent side and John gave Rocky (Robbie Williams) some advice when coming up against the experienced Jimmy Quinn. He told him what he used to do when he came up against players who were close to finishing in the game. "I made sure they didn't want to play again, I retired them," Coley said and I think it worked for Rocky as he did really well!

It is nice that Lee McEvilly has come to the club. He lives around the corner from me and I have grown up with him. He was also at Liverpool for a while. It would be good if he came here full-time. I thought he did really well on his debut, especially as he had a hand in the first goal. He would be a good addition.

We expect John to make more signings to strengthen the squad. Sometimes some players might feel they have had their noses pushed out of joint but it can also put a spring in the stride with new additions. We all know it will happen as we try and push on for the play-offs.

And we hope we can get another three points against Burton tomorrow. We didn't enjoy getting knocked out of the FA Trophy by them a couple of weeks ago and it is vital to keep on the coat-tails of those teams above us.

This week it has been confirmed that we are going full-time in July. The lads who are older and coming towards the end of their careers and have good jobs will have a big decision to make but, for the younger lads like me, Procky, Flickers, Rocky and Paul Howarth, we are all looking forward to it.


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