In the last couple of months results have picked up and we’re back where we want to be, so it’s looking a lot more positive. Confidence is high and it’s a much happier camp, as results often dictate the mood of the dressing room.

When you’re doing well you attract more attention, so it didn’t come as a massive surprise when Uwe left. It was disappointing for the boys because we were doing really well, but managers and players move on. That’s part of football.

The game at Carlisle was difficult. Uwe took training on the Friday and assured us he would be with us at the hotel the following day in preparation for the game. True to his word, he turned up on Saturday morning, but it was to say his goodbyes.

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He was emotional when he was talking. This was his first club in England and he brought most of the players to the club. We had built a relationship with him. He explained his reasons, which we fully respect and wish him well.

Maybe it was a blessing in disguise that Carlisle was a cup game, as if it had been another weekend we might have dropped vital points in the promotion race.

After what happened it was perfect timing really to have our Christmas party to give everyone a lift. There was great camaraderie among the lads, who were all there in numbers for both nights out, where as at some other clubs you only see six or seven players making an effort.

We did a fancy dress theme for the second day and produced a video (see below).

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Team bonding: Brentford's players turned out it in force for their Christmas party

Scott Barron was director, probably best as he was dressed as a nerd! It was a good laugh and kept everyone occupied. It was honestly the best banter I have seen from a football team. The team spirit is so high.

There’s a saying if it’s not broken don’t fix it, so it was the right decision by the owner to appoint Warbs as the new gaffer. I’ve worked with him before after Andy Scott got sacked, and it was a breath of fresh air at the time and helped me get back to my best.

It brings continuity. Another manager might want to bring in different players, which could upset the harmony in the camp. Our philosophy won’t change. The gaffer wants to play fast, attacking football that is pleasing on the eye, which is what the owner wants as well. No one will be taking their foot off the pedal

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We’re heading into the Christmas period, which is always a hectic schedule with three games in quick succession. As a player, you go into auto-pilot around this time of year. It’s tough physically and mentally, because you don’t get to spend as much time with your family as you would like.

However, we all appreciate how lucky we are doing something we love and it’s a sacrifice we take. In some ways, hopefully the busy schedule will benefit us, as we have a really good squad which can be rotated to bring in fresh legs. Before that, we’ve got a big game against Oldham to focus on and we’ll be doing everything we can to continue our good run.

I hope you all have a great Christmas and happy New Year.