John Egan says Luke Prosser has been a big help for him and Jakub Sokolik in recent weeks, despite them keeping him out the team
John Egan has revealed that fellow defender Luke Prosser is the first to pass on advice to him and Jakub Sokolik, despite them keeping him out of the starting line-up.
Prosser has been back fit since the 0-0 draw with Bury, and despite a very impressive season to date that was hampered by a calf injury, he’s had to settle for a place on the bench.
Egan and Sokolik have yet to concede a goal when partnered together at the back, meaning Prosser hasn’t worked his way back into the team.
But Egan, on loan from Sunderland, says the more experienced Prosser is the first to pass on advice ahead of games.
He said: “Luke is a top player. Before every game he’ll be the first one to pass on any advice he can, and he’s always there for us if we want any advice.
“He’s frustrated not to be playing, obviously, but he’s still there for us an wishes us the best of luck before every game.
“I’ve learned a lot from him since coming in on loan in training, he’s one of the most vocal in the changing room.
“It’s great to see him supporting us, and just shows how good the team spirit is at the club at the moment.”
Egan has impressed alongside Jakub at the heart of the defence, and says their off-the-field friendship has been a major factor.
The two defenders are staying at the same hotel during their loan spell, and Egan believes their friendship has helped them get a good understanding on the pitch quickly.
He added: “We get on really well. We’re staying in the same hotel so we’ll go out to get food and we’re always talking.
“I think that’s definitely helped us on the pitch because we’ve quickly got a good understanding of how we play.
“He’s a very good player – and almost got a goal on Saturday. He was pretty unlucky not to score, but our main job of course is keeping out the other team.
“We’re both young and still learning, but if you’re good enough you’re old enough in my opinion.
“League 2 football is quite physical, but we both seem to be enjoying the challenge and the battle.”