"Last season was good. I went for the experience and I played almost 30 games in the league and cups. I think I had things to learn and I learned a lot at Hartlepool.
"It was an experience coming from reserve football, where it is just about the football. It was more physical. I would get kicked in every game! It has helped me a lot. If you are not strong, you can't play.
"In League One or the Championship you need to be careful every time you get the ball. Everything is quick, quick, quick."