Striker happy to miss out on parties etc
Gavin Tomlin doesn’t treat Christmas any different to any other time of the year despite what other people may be up to.
He remained as professional as ever and says he chose to be in this profession and doesn’t have any regrets whatsoever.
He says: “We have a few games over the Christmas period but every footballer enjoys this period because it’s more about games rather than just training.
“Everybody wants to play matches and perform well on that stage, so if we can get a few points over the Christmas it will put us in good stead for promotion and that’s the aim.
“Popey is a really good main target man to play with. He wins his headers and brings people into play and that allows me to do my job.
“I like coming off short, whether that is down the bottom end or left or right getting into little pockets, so it is working well so far.
“Tom is back amongst the goals but we have been putting a lot of pressure on him lately. We have got good strikers in Lee Hughes, myself and Ben Williamson.
“So at some point he has to start producing because even his place, with all the goals he has scored and the quality he brings to the team, could be in jeopardy.
“Tom has proved what a good player he is and everybody has got to keep firing and performing to stay in this team, it’s a strong squad.”
How hard is it to concentrate on the football when everybody around you is having a good time at Christmas and eating and drinking in abundance? Quite easy it seems.
“For myself it is easy to keep focussed. I don’t really drink and I eat the same over the Christmas period. I don’t tend to over indulge with chocolate or anything.
“It is quite easy with the games coming thick and fast because you don’t have time to think about it.”