"The experience will only help me"

Mon 20 Mar 2017
Author: Alex Stedman

Midfielder says he is getting used to the rigours of English football

Kaby Djalo has enjoyed his first season in English football as he continues to adapt to the rigours of the Football League.

The central midfielder arrived at the club at the end of August and after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Grimsby Town he admitted it has been difficult to adjust, but he emphasised that the experience this year will stand him in good stead next season.

"Playing here is a lot different to how I found it in Poland, Finland and Romania," he said.

"Usually in those countries we just played every weekend, but here in England you often playing every Saturday and Tuesday and sometimes it's hard to keep up with the competition.

"I enjoy it though, this is my first season in an English league and now next year I'll know a little bit more about what to expect which can only be a good thing.

That not only applies to the Guinea-Bissau international, but to Dutch winger Enzio Boldewijn. The pair have become close acquaintances away from the field.

"Me and Enzio spoke a lot when I first joined and we've become really good friends off the pitch.

"He's the same as me and we both know that next year is where we can push on now that we're used to the English game."

The midfielder returned to the starting XI on Saturday and was pleased with his performance in the draw with Marcus Bignot's men.

"It was good to be back starting and when I knew I'd be playing I thought straight away but how it was another chance for me to prove that I deserved my place.

"It doesn't matter if I'm in or out of the team - I'll always work hard and I'll always want the boys and the team to do well.

"But I was delighted to be back involved and hopefully I've done enough to show that I deserve to be in the side now."

Click here to watch the interview with the midfielder.

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