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Odimayo looking forward to Rovers test

Defender speaks ahead of Saturday

30 September 2021

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Town defender Akin Odimayo is relishing the opportunity to take part in a local derby against Bristol Rovers this weekend.

The Reds head to the Memorial Stadium on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off) for a derby clash against Rovers, and Odimayo knows he and his team mates will have to be up for it from the first whistle in what will be a hard-fought game.

"Everyone knows what it means," Odimayo told

"Playing in the fixture last year you could see it, it was without fans so we're expecting a great crowd this weekend.

"Everyone will be up for it.

"I remember the games last year and, even without fans, both teams were at it and it was a good day.

"We go into every game trying to give our attackers the best opportunity to win the game just by being solid at the back and giving ourselves a platform.

"We have to be up for it this week because, being a derby, both teams will be wanting the three points and it is massive for the club and the fans.

"It will be a big test."

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