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Colkett Hoping To Mark His Return To Rovers With A Win

27 January 2017

Town midfielder Charlie Colkett is hoping his return to Bristol Rovers on Saturday is a victorious one.


Luke Williams’ side make the short trip to the Memorial Stadium tomorrow (12:30pm Kick-Off) and will be looking to return to winning ways in the Sky Bet League One.


For Colkett, who spent the first-half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Rovers, this weekend’s Derby Day showdown holds extra meaning and he’s hoping to help his new club secure the local bragging rights.


“It has been great,” he said.


“I’m taking every day as it comes, I’m gelling with the boys and everything is on the up.


“The defeat to Peterborough was very frustrating and we’re still disappointed with the result.


“We just didn’t get the rub of the green that game and we’ve got to take our chances a bit better - it was a shame to lose it.


“It is a big game on Saturday against Bristol Rovers and we obviously want to get a positive result.


“We owe it to ourselves and to the fans to bounce back from last weekend and we know what these next two games means to the fans - hopefully they can continue to believe in us and we can get the result.


“I gave everything for Rovers whilst I was there but I’m going to give everything I’ve got for Swindon now and hopefully it can be a positive day for us.


“I’m sure The Memorial Stadium will be fully packed and hopefully they will give me a warm reception, but I’m sure it will be an intimidating atmosphere because they know we will be going there to win.


“They are a strong team, they’ve got a lot of experience and they never give up but hopefully we will edge it if we play the way we know how to.


“We work on what we need to do in training and it is great so we just need to transfer that to the game, focus on our game plan and stick to it and that should pull us through.


“We’re looking forward to it.”


Arguably one of Rovers’ biggest threats is striker Matty Taylor, who has helped himself to 19 goals so far this season, and Colkett is well aware that his former team-mate will need to be kept quiet tomorrow.


“He is great and at the end of the day he does what strikers do best and that’s score goals,” he added.


“He’s done it for consecutive seasons now but hopefully we can keep him quiet at the weekend.” 


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