This week - to mark the start of the festive season - Paul Mayfield cracks open his 2014/15 selection box, picking out some of the high and lows of the season so far.
Top man: Kyle Bennett has put the past few seasons behind him and his attitude seems to be much better. He’s battled his way back into the first team and has become much more of a team player, rather than an individual.
Kyle’s not scared to shoot either, and his overall general play has been much improved.
Most improved player: Luke McCullough. He looks solid in defence and very calm on the ball.
Luke’s still not the finished article but he is improving with every match.
Most disappointing player: Harry Forrester.
This boy has got enormous talent. After having an injury ravaged season last year, I thought he would have grasped his opportunity with both hands,
However, his discipline has let him down and he has not settled into the team. On his day he can be a star, but that star needs to start shining brighter.
Verdict on Paul Dickov: I am a big admirer of Paul.
Again this season his pre-season was a no-goer. He has been rushed into signings and has had to work on a limited budget.
I think he’s been let down by some of his players.
He is still to convince a lot of fans but his passion and appreciation of the fans goes down well.
Best game: Yeovil away. After the pre-season setback of the takeover, we saw some great football on the opening day at a ground where we have not fared well.
We scored some good goals and it was a great team effort.
Rochdale, for entertainment and efforts on goal, was also excellent.
Best Goal: Curtis Main’s at Bradford. Good control and a sweet strike from 20 yards or so.
I would still like to see Marc De Val given a good run in the side, Rovers to make the Keepmoat a fortress, and for the fans to get an atmosphere going at home games.