Knight’s Tale: PJ Gidlow

PJ Gidlow
PJ Gidlow

It was a hard one to swallow losing to my former club Rotherham in an intense local derby live on Sky Sports.

What made it even more frustrating was that we dominated the game, especially in the first half and we shouldn’t have given them the chance to get back into it.

There were far too many errors in the second half - I think we must have still been in the changing room.

After the interval there was a role reversal and we started losing all our set-pieces and living off scraps, but we should’ve finished things a lot earlier.

It’s bad losing bragging rights, but it doesn’t affect our job in the play-offs.

Hopefully we will get a draw with the Titans in the knockout stages and amend the result.

One of the greatest positives from Saturday was the attendance, which at over 4,000 was unbelievable and is the best we’ve had at Castle Park.

I hope it continues and we will do our best to put on a spectacle on for them next time.

The club has big ambitions and hopefully I can stay with the Knights for the rest of my career as I love the set-up, facilities and people.

It’s a great place to be and I believe we are set for big things in the future.

When I first arrived in Yorkshire I found the regional accent hard to grasp, but have slowly caught on – a view the people I have met probably share in regard to my mongrel accent.

I miss home occasionally having been born in Samoa and raised in New Zealand, but I’ve made South Yorkshire my home and have no desire to move back.

In my spare time I like to partake in my hobby of fishing with Latu Makaafi, but the Northern weather has played havoc with our schedule lately so it’s on hold until the summer.

I would also like to get involved with the Knights’ community work a lot more.

To maintain the sort of attendance we got on Saturday would be fantastic and hopefully take us towards a bright future.