A comparative lack of stamina apart, Aldershot Town's veteran winger Glen Little is enjoying life and the quality of play in npower League 2 after spending the whole of his career until this season in English football's top two divisions.
The 35-year-old former Burnley, Reading, Portsmouth and Sheffield United player told football-league.co.uk. "My legs don't get me up and down the pitch for 90 minutes like they used to and I do get a bit tired at times.
"Mind you, when we were at Burton the other night I looked up at the clock feeling a bit tired - and we'd only been playing eight minutes! But I quickly got a second wind and although I didn't play the whole match, I did my bit in a welcome win."
Aldershot's 2-1 victory at the Pirelli Stadium ended a five-match winless run that had brought just one point, but Little reckons that the Shots had been worthy of a better return from a run that had seen them drop from the Play-Off places into mid-table.
Having left Bramall Lane to join Aldershot and link up once again with their Manager Kevin Dillon, who was on the coaching staff at Reading when Little was there, the winger has been impressed with the way that the Shots - along with a good number of other League 2 teams - play their football.
"I talked to a number of people about the division before I signed for Kevin," he said, "but the quality of play has surprised me. When I was at Sheffield United last season I saw some poor stuff at times in the Championship, but for the most part in League 2 this season I've seen teams passing the ball around and playing some nice football
"I'm really enjoying it at Aldershot. I didn't get many games at Sheffield United last season and I was staying in hotels up there, which wasn't ideal, so I decided to get a club closer to home and coming here to play for Kevin was great because he knows all about my game and what I can bring to a team.
"It's worked out well so far and hopefully I can help the side get back up to the top end of the table. We've not been winning games of late but that's not been through playing badly - we've just not been scoring from enough of our chances, we've been giving leads away and not closing out games.
"But we've played most of the top teams now and we've not been turned over by anyone, so hopefully the win at Burton can kick-start our season. The lads got to the Play-Offs last season but lost in the semi-finals, and from what I've seen of the division so far I'd say that we're certainly good enough to challenge again."
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