Darren Anderton is delighted that people are talking to him about football rather than injuries.
The 29-year-old has recovered fully from Achilles surgery in America last year to start in all-but two of our 31 fixtures so far this season.
In outstanding form throughout, Darren earned an England recall against Sweden in November and is tipped to be in Sven Goran Eriksson's squad for the forthcoming friendly against Holland.
Glenn Hoddle recently registered his delight that Darren had 'nailed his nickname to the mast'.
And Darren agreed: "People are talking to me about football, rather than injuries, which is nice. Long may it continue.
"I've been fit for every game this season. I was rested for Torquay and on the bench for the first game. I'm absolutely delighted with that and hopefully it will continue."
Long-serving Darren, in his tenth season at the Lane, has shone in recent weeks when his fitness has been tested to the limit with a spell of 15 games in two months.
"The games are coming quickly," he said. "I think we would have preferred to have played against Bolton last Saturday and then have a clear week after Derby but that's not to be and we've got to pick ourselves up for two matches in five games.
"Wednesday night was disappointing but we now turn our attentions to Derby and hopefully we can put it right."
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