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Collins - I Want Three Points

12 October 2012

TOWN striker James Collins says that he is relishing the opportunity to play against the side he supported as a boy when Coventry City visit SN1 this weekend.

After notching his first league goal for the Robins last week, Collins told the media on Thursday that he will not let emotions get in the way of the job at hand on Saturday.

“I used to be a season ticket holder there with my dad,” he said. “I started when I was about seven until about eleven or twelve then I started playing football myself so I couldn’t go but we’d be at Highfield Road every other Saturday watching the Sky Blues”

“I know a couple of their players there so I always look out for their results. It’s the first time I’ve played against the first team so I’m looking forward to it.”

“Obviously Coventry are a massive club and I wouldn’t even like them to be in this position in League One they’re definitely a Championship side. They’re a big club but obviously I’ve got to take that away from it on Saturday because my team Swindon are playing against them and I want the three points and the bragging rights. I’ve got to forget about that and we’ve got to go out there and take the points off them.”

“My mum and my dad will be here supporting Swindon. It will be a great thing for me to score against the team I grew up supporting so if I manage to get on the pitch and score a goal it will be a great feeling.”

Collins also declared that the side were ready for the Sky Blues after a break from midweek action.

He continued: “We’ve had no midweek game which we would have liked in the JPT but that wasn’t to be so we had a good week’s training, the boys are looking well and we’re looking forward to the game on Saturday.

“It looks like he (Mark Robins) has turned them round a bit but hopefully that will all change Saturday. If we play the way we know we can play there’s no doubt we can take the three points off them.”

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