CARL Cort reckons a new personal training regime may well have saved his Brentford career.
Two weeks ago the one-time £6million striker told the Chronicle he feared his days at Griffin Park were numbered after slipping right down the pecking order.
After starting and scoring at Millwall on Good Friday, Cort warmed the bench for the next game against Exeter after Bees boss Andy Scott said his knees could not handle two games in a row.
But, having started Saturday’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield , Cort also played 90 minutes in Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at Southend - scoring one and setting up the other in a superb performance.
Now, with Scott hinting at a possible new contract for next season, Cort has come full circle, and puts it all down to resting at the right times.
He said: "The coaching staff have been superb and very patient with me, and come up with a personal training programme.
"I would really feel it for 48 hours after playing a game, so after playing on a Saturday, I don’t train on the Monday or Tuesday, but rest up.
"I know what the gaffer said about me struggling to play in successive games, but I feel I can now.
"I feel better the more games I play, and the only way to keep gaining momentum is to keep playing games back to back.
"I haven’t spoken to him about a new deal yet, but I will be. I’m happy to stay if something is there."