Nigel: Still Much To Do

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Nigel Winterburn returns to action on Saturday insisting there is still a lot to be achieved this season.

Nigel, who was rested for the Fulham game after playing his part in the win over Ipswich last weekend, says:

"We knew how important that home game was because it took us to 40 points which made us safe; we played some good stuff at times but we were very nervous as well in a lot of periods - but the main thing was to get the win.

"We gave them a goal to get back in it but then showed great character to get two more goals and a fantastic win.

"You don't worry about them scoring if your forwards are getting their chances; we had a lot but didn't take them.

"Now we can push on and see where we finish in the league; we have been up and around half way but we just haven't managed to break through.

"Seventh or eighth is what we should be looking at, and there is still a fantastic amount to play for; there is a lot of hard work to do, and let's just see how we get on.

"We are not that far behind and anything can happen - it's exciting at the bottom, but it's exciting at the top as well."

Glenn confirms that Nigel will return to the starting line up at the weekend, and says:

"Nigel will come back in for the injured Labant who hopefully won't be out for more than seven to 10 days with severe bruising on his back.

"I decided to rest him for the game on Monday; I thought it was asking an awful lot of him to play two games in three days.

"He did very well against Ipswich, and he has had a few extra days rest; looking at him training on Thursday morning he is back to how you would want him to be - lively, enthusiastic, and looking forward to the game.

"Nigel is one of those players that has done really well for us this year, particularly in the home games."