Date:Saturday February 3 2007
Doncaster Rovers full-back Jimmy O'Connor speaks about his injury and the season ahead.
'By wearing a bigger boot it means that I can pad the heel.
'I am still in some pain but I don't have to have a pre-match injection in my heel as was the case before.
'It also means that I am able to train more. Prior to using a bigger boot I didn't do a full session in midweek for about two month and your fitness levels are bound to drop in such circumstances.
'But I am getting fitter which is good because you have to be fit to play the role I play.
'I like to get forward but first and foremost I am a defender and I am there to try and stop the other team from scoring. Everything else is a bonus.
'It is good to have the best defensive record in the league and of course the back-four and the keeper get a lot of credit for that.
'But it is down to the whole team; everyone plays their part. It is the same when it comes to scoring goals.
'The forwards have been scoring a lot of goals but we've also been scoring goals from all over the field.
'Brian Stock scored an unbelievable goal against Crewe in Tuesday's Johnstone's Paints Trophy tie.
'He never got a fair crack at Preston and he dropped down a league to come to Doncaster. But if he keeps on playing as well as he is doing then there's a good chance that he'll be back in the Championship next season.
'We are taking it one game at a time but if we keep winning like we have been doing then we'll go up. That's the best way to look at it.
'We are unbeaten at home in the league since the manager took over in September, and hopefully we can extend that record against Carlisle today.
'We lost 1-0 at Brunton Park in the first game of the season, but I was injured at the time and didn't play that day.
'But judging by their league position they are doing quite well and they had a good win over Nottingham Forest in midweek. It is going to be a tough game, but they all are in this league.'
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