Elijah Adebayo faces his former club, Cheltenham, this weekend and said he’s looking forward to the test that they offer.
The striker was at Whaddon Road in his first ever loan spell but admits it didn’t quite go to plan and wants to continue pushing on in a Town shirt.
“I know a few of the boys there – it’ll be a good game. It didn’t quite work out for me there – it was my first loan but that’s part of the experience. It’s about pushing on and being positive wherever you go next.
“If you keep performing to the best you can as an individual, and your team-mates are, that means the team performs well, and the results do follow.
“We’ve been performing at a good level for the last few weeks, there’s always room for improvement – last weekend’s performance wasn’t backed up by a result but we go again against Cheltenham.”
Adebayo was quizzed on his physicality – the 6ft4in striker said that, since Richie Wellens and Noel Hunt have come in, he has worked on that aspect of his game
“Since the new manager has come in he’s taught me how to be stronger, using of my size and using my body well. I’m getting a lot more confident and getting into positions where I can really hurt opponents but there’s times where it hasn’t gone so well. Those are the days you have to learn from because you look back and see what and how you could have done better.
“I feel like I’m getting more and more confident as the games come. Every game I learn something new about myself and the team.
“When I’m playing with more aggression, I get more hungry – I want to win anything that little bit more. That’s what I need to show more and more.”
The Fulham loanee was also asked about whether he would be content to stay for the full season at the County Ground.
“I’m happy to stay here – it’s been a great learning curve for me and the boys are great. There have been ups and downs so far but I think we’re definitely pushing towards the ups now.”