It was a great night for Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday with their 3-2 win at the New York Stadium against Rotherham United. There were more than 5,000 in the ground, Wanderers went behind to a very early goal and Gareth Ainsworth's side were still able to come back and take the three points.

The result took Wycombe off the bottom of the table and although they're only a point above Barnet, it's hard to overstate how big a psychological boost it must be to the team. You can't get more than three points for a win but those three points will feel even more valuable because they were so hard-earned and perhaps unexpected.

The Chairboys will know they still face a scrap to get themselves out of trouble but moving off the bottom is a big step forward. The longer you're marooned down there, the more morale-sapping it can become and the more doubt creeps in.

But if it was a good night for Wycombe, it was a bad one for the Millers. A second defeat in three npower League 2 games was disappointing enough but an injury to Craig Morgan, which will keep him out for at least a month, just rubbed salt into the wound.

Steve Evans came out after the game to bemoan an injury crisis which is forcing him to play what he described as a reserve team. As a former manager, I can always sympathise with a side when it suffers a run of bad luck with injuries.

The problem with having a lot of players in the treatment room is it can affect the rest of the squad, especially if those nursing the injuries are the senior pros. It puts extra pressure on the younger players who come into the side and can affect their confidence when they look across the pitch and don't see the old heads around them.

A good young player will rise to the challenge but it's always better to bring them into the side because of their own good form rather than because you're short of bodies.

One of the oldest heads in the division has to be Neil Sullivan, who signed on loan for AFC Wimbledon last week from Doncaster Rovers. He couldn't do anything to stop the Dons going down 4-0 at home to Southend United on Tuesday but I still believe the move is a good bit of business.

Sullivan left the old Wimbledon 12 years ago and although he's come back to a very different club now, the return of an old hero is probably just what AFC need at the moment. It's proving a tough second season in npower League 2 for them and Sullivan could be the man to help restore a bit of the old Crazy Gang spirit.

Sullivan and Neal Ardley know each other well from the old days and Wimbledon will need all their collective experience to pull them up the table. There's an argument that you should never go back in football as a player or a manager but there are exceptions to the rule and for me this is one of them.

I spoke at length last week about Tom Pope's sensational form for Port Vale this season. I try not to repeat myself in this blog but I do feel he deserves another mention this week after two more notable achievements.

It probably didn't surprise anyone when he was named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for October. He had to be the clear bookies' favourite but what really caught my eye was his hat-trick against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

That treble took him to 20 goals for the season and that made him the quickest player in Vale's history to reach the milestone.

That really is a phenomenal achievement and he must wish that there was a match every single day. My advice to Pope would be enjoy the moment because however good a run you're on, it's inevitable the goals will dry up at some point.

Strikers float on cloud nine when they're scoring and are near suicidal when they're in a drought and there's rarely any middle ground with them, which makes it all the more important to devour the good times.