After a slight injury and illness at his house, Joel Byrom has had a busy couple of weeks, but is fully focused on his football.
The midfielder was forced to move out of his shared accommodation with Club captain John Mousinho, due to the skipper’s illness that ruled him out of the home game against Sheffield United, but Byrom says he has had his eyes only the games.
“It has been a strange couple of weeks,” he told PNE.Com. “Last Saturday I went for a normal header and all of a sudden I couldn’t move my neck, so I missed the MK Dons game.
“Then a few days later Mous got ill and I had to move back to my parents for five or six days, and then I am back to Lytham today, so it has been a bit strange, but I just have to keep my mind focused on playing football when called upon.
“But for me it is football, football, football and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My mind is always going to be focused on playing football whenever the manager calls upon me.”
Looking ahead to Scunthorpe, the Lilywhites’ No.13 said that the team had been working on correcting the minor details needed to put a good run of results together.
“The margins are very small in division. It is just the little things that we are not doing 100 per cent at the minute that are costing us. They are quite easy to resolve through the training and just through talking after the game.
“It is frustrating to lose games, but you can’t afford to stay that way. With the game being Tuesday you have to bounce back straight away and get ready to go and win the next game.
“It is the same with winning games; you have to forget the game that has gone and get ready to go and win the next game. As soon as the final whistle goes in one game, you have to focus your mind on the next one.
“We have to adapt our game and we need different ways of winning football matches. We have all sorts of different types of players and characters in our squad and we have to adapt to the conditions and the players. But most important we have to take our game away from home and play as best we can.
“We have seen games this season where we have played sides off the park and it is case of getting that consistency and then once that comes the confidence comes with it and you go into games having the belief that you are going to win the game.
“Winning breeds confidence and once you are confident you can almost mentally win games in the tunnel as people don’t like playing against in-form teams, we just have to get that consistency and keep on winning,” he added.