Insomniac Tootle criticises form

08 March 2010 01:48
Crewe Alexandra defender Matt Tootle has said that his poor run of form has left him suffering with insomnia.Full-back Tootle, 19, described his performance in the 2-2 draw against Barnet on Saturday as "awful". [LNB]He told BBC Radio Stoke: "I don't sleep if I don't play well. Every little thing that I've done, I'll see it my head when I close my eyes. [LNB]"It makes me cringe and my stomach starts to go. I've always been like that, ever since I was a kid." [LNB]The youngster continued: "I can think about it too much, but I'm not going to kill myself over it. [LNB]"It's never affected me too much, I'll sort it out, but when I'm playing bad I'm not a nice person to be around.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "It's important to me that I play at the best I can all the time, and if I don't, I'll tell myself." [LNB]Tootle has started 16 games since making his first-team debut away at Northampton in November, scoring one goal. [LNB]Manager Dario Gradi rewarded Tootle with a new two-and-a-half year contract in December.

Source: BBC_Sport