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Broadfoot Relishing Return

Posted: Thu 16 Jan 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

The defender looks to put his red card behind him

One rush of blood against Leeds United has condemned Kirk Broadfoot to four games in the stands, where he has been a wrestles viewer in recent weeks.

The defender received a straight red card in the dying moments of the Boxing Day draw, and has watched his team lose the following four games.

Now he has vowed to make amends for his error, and get back to enjoying his football, starting on Saturday at Barnsley.

“Sitting in the stands the game looks so easy, it’s completely different and I can’t affect anything,” said Broadfoot.

“The ball was in front of me and I thought their player was going to slide in, so I slid in and went for the ball, but he actually stopped. Don’t get me wrong I slid in aggressively, but it is just my nature, the way I tackle, he stopped and I went through.

“I was just disappointed he didn’t give me a second yellow, so it would have been a two game ban rather than a straight red, but it is one of those things.

“It’s all in the past, I’m not a player for looking back, I watch the games and learn from my mistakes.”

From the stands the Scot has watched his team mates lack fortune in his absence, which has made it extra frustrating for the defender.

The only silver lining in the situation is that the ban came over the Christmas period, meaning it was over quicker than usual.

“The four game ban has gone in two weeks, at least it was three games in one week, but I’m not a player who likes to watch.

“I think the boys have been doing OK, we just need something, maybe a deflection, and then I think it will change.

“We need to take the game to them, at the minute teams are going one up and we’re having to open up, and they hit us on the break.

"Hopefully we can get everyone fit, if we have our fittest 11 on the pitch I think we’ll give anybody a game,” said Broadfoot.