Walsall midfielder Stuart Sinclair is keen to ensure he has a positive influence on the team whether he is on the pitch or watching on from the bench.
The 33-year-old has featured 18 times this season, most recently against Southend United.
Sinclair has shown his leadership qualities both on and off the field and while he’d prefer to play every single game, he still wants to make an impact.
“I’ve always tried to do that,” Sinclair said.
“People can think that you’re not in the side and you’re disappointed and of course you’re disappointed.
"I want to play every single minute of every single game and if I’m not, I’m disappointed.
“The way I manage my disappointment is I’ll put my energy in a positive manner and try and help the side as much as I can even though I’m not over that white line or on the green stuff.
“That indirectly defects me anyway, I want to be in a positive environment, I want to be in a winning football side and everything I can do to help that I will do.”
Sinclair will be hoping to be involved when the Saddlers take on Grimsby Town tomorrow afternoon.
The Mariners are currently bottom of Sky Bet League Two but Sinclair insists they can’t be taken lightly.
“I look at their team and they’ve got a lot of experienced league players so I don’t look at their side and think it’s bottom of the table and going to be easy, I don’t think you can do that,” he explained.
“The way you can affect it is by being positive and work out what you and the team can do to get three points. I try not to put too much emphasis on the other side or where they are in the league, that’s the gaffer’s and the coaching staff’s job.
“My job is to do everything I can on the pitch, listen to them and do what’s asked and then try and help implement that with the younger lads and bring as much experience as I can to help them also.”