The Sub-Standard has Roy hailing Aaron Hughes and Brede Hangeland for their aerial ability, which is a little strange as I can remember the Norwegian looking particularly shaky in the first half, especially against Michael Symes.

You don’t play against that many teams that never stop the ball at the back but just hoist it forward into your back line again. I was happy that we have got two big centre-backs in that situation who can head the ball. Otherwise we could have been in even more difficulties.

You get very spoiled in the Premier League. You can talk about these pitches and you can talk about these conditions, but until you actually get out there and experience them, it’s only words.

You need the actual physical experience on it because we’re so unbelievably spoiled these days in the Premier League. Every pitch you play on is like a billiard table and it’s so much easier to pass the ball.