Trai Hume was delighted with scoring his first SAFC goal at the weekend, and is enjoying playing as a centre half. He's revealed the message Tony Mowbray gave to him about playing in a new position...
GREAT SEASON NO MATTER WHAT
“If we’re in the play-offs at the end of the season then we’re happy. But if not, it’s still been a great season for us. No one expected us to be pushing for the play-offs, so being close to that has been a great season for everyone. We’ve got a game on Tuesday so we focus on that and nothing else, and just keep going game by game trying to pick up as many points as we can.”
GAME BY GAME
"It's a promotion push if you want to call it that. It's coming down to the crucial end of the season and I'm happy to be involved. As the gaffer says, you just take one game at a time."
“The gaffer just wants me to play there. I’ll play there and fill in where I need to play and do a job for the team. Obviously, we’re short in that position at the minute so I’m happy enough to play there for as long as I have to.”
“It’s about time. I’ve had chances over the weeks, I had a good one against Hull [on Good Friday] which was a good save to be fair. Luckily I've just found myself in the box and it's just fell to me and I'm delighted to get my first goal."
"Whenever I wasn’t playing obviously I'm not going to be happy, I want to play, every player wants to play. Whenever he [Mowbray] says his door is open, I'm more than happy to go and speak to him and see what I have to do to play. Obviously I've got my chance and hopefully I can just keep playing, play games and enjoy it. Getting a run of games I kind of felt like I was getting my position down and was getting used to the tempo and the games. Obviously I've just kicked from there."
"There are camps coming up in July and obviously going there I want to play," he said. "We have games against Kazakhstan and Denmark, I think, so obviously it will be good to get games there going into pre-season and coming back in."
5 FOOT 9 VS GIANTS
“Their striker was probably about 6’3, 6’4 and the strikers against Cardiff were massive. Obviously it’s not ideal for me to be playing centre-half against them but you just have to do as best you can because obviously we’re short in that position at the minute. If the gaffer wants me to play there I’ll give my best to try and perform.”
"He just asked me if I’d ever played there before and I said I played there when I was younger for a couple of years. He said ‘alright, just be you, I know you’ll be alright.’ I fitted in and think I’ve done that.”
“Danny Batth is a perfect example. He’s obviously wearing the armband now Corry’s not there but he’s a leader and that’s the way he’s always been. At the back he commands people in front of him, he demands the people beside him and is a top player and a top lad.”
“Obviously signing here the club was in League One, I didn’t really watch League One before I signed or anything like that. It was just trying to get used to the level as quickly as I could, and then obviously getting promoted I got to watch the first couple of games in the Championship because I wasn’t playing and saw how good the standard was. I knew whenever I came in I would have to perform as best I can to try and keep myself in the team.”