I was incredibly fortunate earlier this week to get the opportunity to pop up to the Elite Performance centre to chat to Bruno Andrade and present him with his PFA Player of the Month award.
In my role as writer for Football League World, we got to chat about the Imps’ promotion hopes, as well as the excellent form he showed through February, something you can still read here.
Afterwards, the likeable 25-year-old spoke to me about his favourite goals of that period, as well as the player’s view of some of the creative chants we’ve heard at Sincil Bank recently.
“To be fair me and Toffolo were speaking about this the other day. We only really hear both of ours and Petty’s, but mine’s better! I do know the words as well. I took me a while to learn it and it’s definitely the best of the songs.”
The joking around stopped though when he revealed his favourite goal so far, with two springing to mind immediately.
“I enjoyed the Stevenage goal at home, my second goal. It was with my weaker foot and a fair distance out as well. I also enjoyed the Notts County goal, there was a lot of anger and frustration in that shot (after his red card at Swindon) and it’s what set me up for a good month.”
Andrade finished of by revealing that he hadn’t found much difference in the step up from the National League to the Football League, having been a centre forward for Boreham Wood last season.
“I haven’t found League Two any tougher than the National League. I’m young and if you keep learning and keep your head up in training things eventually get easier. It took me while in pre-season to get used to the manager’s methods but once I got the ball rolling it’s been good.”
The Portuguese winger will be hoping to add to his current tally of ten as he lines up against Macclesfield Town this weekend.