We got to know the Blues midfielder a little better with our A-Z featureA: Away – What is your favourite away ground that you’ve played at?
Wembley or Hillsborough.
B: Banter – Who has the best banter in the squad?
The four players that I knock about with; Ryan Leonard, Will Atkinson, Ben Coker and David Worrall. We’ve got quite a bit of banter between us.
C: Club – What football team do you support?
When I was a kid I supported Sheffield Wednesday, but now I support Chelsea.
D: Dining - What would be your last three course meal?
Mushroom soup to start, fillet steak for my main course and bakewell tart and custard for dessert.
E: Evenings - Do you prefer a quiet night in or a night out with the lads?
I prefer a night out with the lads, but just to keep my other half happy she would come out with me as well.
F: Foreign - What is your favourite holiday destination?
Dubai because I got engaged there and Tenerife because I go out there quite a bit.
G: Game - What has been your favourite football game that you’ve ever played in?
When I was at Scunthorpe when we got promoted to the Championship. We knew we had got promoted as Champions as well so that was pretty special.
H: Hobbies – What do you like to get up to away from football?
I like to spend time with my family, and I also like to play golf. I also do ‘coffee club’ with some of the boys here and I enjoy that.
I: Idol – Who was your favourite footballer growing up as a youngster?
Chris Waddle was when I was really young and it was David Beckham when I got a bit older.
J: Jobs - Have you worked as anything other than a footballer?
K: Kid – What were you like as a young boy?
I was cheeky and quite boisterous, but I was always respectful to people around me.
L: Loath – What annoys you the most?
Bad drivers and people with a ‘doom and gloom’ attitude.
M: Music – What sort of music are you into and what your favourite ever tune?
I like James Bay and Ed Sheeran. I’m quite a fan of Little Mix now because my little girl likes them and I like Justin Bieber and Motown. My favourite tune is Marvin Gaye – Ain’t no mountain higher.
N: Nickname – What’s the best nickname you’ve ever come across in your footballing career?
It’s stupid but it’s Adam Barrett’s. We just call him ‘John’ and it seems to have stuck!
O: Optimism – What would you like to achieve in your career/life?
I just want to play as long and at a higher level as possible, and live a long happy life.
P: Pets – Do you have any pets?
I don’t. My Mrs rules the house and won’t let us have a dog even though me and my daughter want one.
Q: Quality – Who’s the best player you’ve played with/against?
The best player I played with is Phil Jagielka. He is just an all-round player, everything about him is top class. His passing ability and his work rate is top quality.
R: Rapid – Who’s the quickest player you’ve played with/against?
Jonathan Forte up at Oldham, he is rapid!
S: Strange – What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen?
I met Britney Spears on holiday once and she was quite rude. She didn’t really like English people either so it was a weird, surreal moment.
T: Television – What do you like to watch on TV?
I love Game of Thrones. Me and my wife also like to watch dramas, and we’ve been watching Happy Valley on BBC recently and we really like that.
U: Unknown – Tell us something people wouldn’t know about you?
I’m a clean freak, I like everything tidy,
V: Video Game – Do you own a games console?
I did, but my other half banned it. She walked in when my daughter was a baby, and I had her on my knee while playing Call of Duty so that was the final straw.
W: World – Where would you most like to visit in your life?
I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand because I love Lord of the Rings and Hawaii.
X: Xylophone – Can you play any musical instruments?
No, but I am going to start learning the piano with my daughter.
Y: Yikes – What is your biggest fear?
Z: Zodiac – What is your star sign?