Scott Wiseman’s spell on the sidelines for the MK Dons fixture and his clear passion in hoping for a positive result is reflected across the whole squad.
It is quite a unique group to see such a strong bond between them and the 29-year-old Hull-born man thinks this is vital to achieving their aims in 2015.
“There is a fantastic togetherness,” he told the matchday programme. “Never underestimate the value of everyone getting on with one another in a dressing room and being actual friends. It is hard in football to find a full team of people where everyone gets on with each other and there are no major cliques, but we have got that here. What the staff have done and put together is absolutely fantastic.
“Everybody gets treated the same and that is down to the staff’s recruitment policy. It is clear they do their research and they don’t just recruit people on ability, but also on their work rate and actual character as well. If you bring in a bad character at this stage of the season, with so many people on the sidelines because of the size of the squad, if you get a couple of bad eggs in there is can rock the team, but here there are 15 lads who are not in the squad but are pushing each other and driving everyone to do their best for the team.
“There is a massive collective here and everyone wants us to win. If we have a successful season it will be a collective achievement. There are no individuals and no one will come out with any more credit than anyone else, it will be a massive team effort and it shouldn’t be any other way.”
You can read more from Scott, plus interviews with a whole host of people in Tuesday’s programme including Paul Huntington, Sam Johnstone, David Buchanan, Mike Flynn, Jeff Wrightson, Daniel Johnson, Alex Bruce, Mike Elwiss, Harry Wilson and Roy Tunks.
We also have more than a dozen pages about our opponents and all the usual features and articles packed into 100 pages.
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