Reds goalkeeper Luke Steele insists it’s a huge honour to captain the club he’s been with for five-and-a-half years, and has matured into one of the finest goalkeeper’s the Championship has to offer.
“That’s probably the top of the tree, I’ve learned not to get too down about things,” revealed Steele. “As Micky Mellon says, one goal can change our world. If we get the first goal in the next game it can change everything. Two losses is nothing. Football isn’t about the long period, it’s about one at a time. We have to keep reiterating that to ourselves - it’s about the next ten minutes, the next half. It’s a long season, people make mistakes, they play bad but that happens to every team in the country.”
The Reds may not have picked up a point in the league from their first two matches, but find themselves in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
“It’s been a bit of a slow start,” he admitted. “It’s not the end of the world at all. I’d like to think we’d judge ourselves come the end of the season rather than a handful of games in.”
For the full interview with Luke, pick up your copy of U Reds this Saturday from Oakwell.