Michael Raynes on being happy off the fieldIn the second part of our interview with Michael Raynes, we spoke to him about being happy off the field and picking up two end of season awards.
"Promotion is the aim for next season," he insisted. "We've really got to drive it home. Nothing else is acceptable and we've got to aim for the top.
"You do turn into a fan over the summer when you're watching who we are going to sign. When you get to my age and know a lot of people you always get phone calls asking about the club and the gaffer.
"Carlisle is a really good place for me. It means I can get home and see my family if I need to because they're the most important thing in my life. It was difficult to get home during the week from Oxford. It means I'm a lot happier here, which I think has helped on the field as well."
On his plans for the summer break, he told us: "My missus is pregnant so there won't be a summer holiday this year. I think I'll be painting the fence a lot and trying to get as much sleep as I can before the little one arrives!
"We've got some good centre backs here with David Atkinson, Mark Ellis and myself. Danny [Grainger] and Tom [Miller] can also play there if needed, so we've got some good choices. If we can add more quality over the summer that can only be a good thing for the club."
On his two awards at the end of season dinner, he said: "I'm definitely not going to apologise to Danny for nicking a couple of his awards! I honestly didn't expect to get any, so it was lovely. I was buzzing ... but it made me wish I'd ironed my shirt a bit better!
"To pick them up when the fans have voted for you is special. I was sat with the fans who had voted and they were winding me up before I went up. I was saying how I knew I wasn't getting anything, and they didn't say anything because they obviously knew I was. It was a really nice feeling."
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