Manager Pleased With Those Who Have Been Playing Out Of Position
Paul Ince has spoken highly of several players this season for their roles in various fixtures and although it has been tough to single out players due to fine team performances, some have come in for extra praise.
Neal Bishop has been asked to play in a number of positions already and the manager admits that he couldn't have asked for much more from the summer recruit.
“People will speak about Thomas and his goal and obviously Gillo with his penalty save, but I knew what I was getting with Bishop," said Ince.
"He gives you his all, he makes last ditch tackles, yes he will make mistakes but he gives you everything and to play right-back and left-wing and not moan shows what a great attitude he has got about football.
“He loves the game – that’s the thing about Bish, as you see so many players who don’t love the game, but he does and he is proud and glad that he is here. He’s appreciative that he is here and mixing it at a higher level and he wants to show that he can play in The Championship and that is why I brought him here."
Bishop and the other new signings have all settled in well to life at Bloomfield Road and that has been reflected in the results thus far with the team spirit playing a huge part according to the boss.
“When you’ve got a group of lads like this, who want to fight till the last drop, as well as players who are prepared to play right-back and centre-half and all over the place for the team it shows what great spirit we’ve got here.
“I will start looking at this league in ten games. Watford are a very good side and any other day we could have been three or four nil down at half-time. I don’t get carried away with wins, losses or draws.
"All I want to do is get to 50 points, see how many games we have got left and see what the second phase is. We’ve got a lot of building to do. If you had said to me ’13 points after five games’ I would have snapped your hands off and it’s down to that lot in there."