Skipper - we're on form - exclusive

Last updated : 06 January 2005 By Andy Parsons

13 points out of a possible 15 from the festive period has given the club a new lease of life and has got fans expectant of a renewed promotion run.

Paul Sturrock has got the players playing how he wants them to and now that Wednesday have picked up a bit of home form, Bullen admits that things at Hillsborough could not be better.

He told Footymad: “Everyone knows that our home form has been up and down and in the first half on Saturday it looked as if we were going through the motions somewhat. In the second half, the manager had words with us and we lifted the pace – we got two quick goals and then from then on in we could have got many more.

“You can see the potential on the pitch, we have been playing so well against some teams here but we have got caught on the break at times.

“Just as important as the win against Wrexham was the clean sheet, maybe I’m a bit selfish as a defender mentioning that but that is important. Everyone looks at us and thinks we are not able to score goals at home but they can lose goals. Hopefully we are getting rid of our recent home hoodoo but we can’t be too cocky as we may get brought down to earth against Swindon.”

With Chris Marsden out indefinitely, Bullen leads the team out on match days with a big smile on his face.

He admitted: “For me personally, a player from Dunfermline to come to a club of this size and to be made captain is a very proud moment for me.

“My form is pretty good since getting the armband because I think we have lost something like two games in 10. At the end of the day though, all the manager says the captain does is toss the coin, but seriously I am very honoured.”

On this page tomorrow…more from Lee who has particular high praise for one member of the team while Richard Wood and Steve MacLean help him look forward to the Swindon clash.