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Alex Rodman Pre Swindon Town

6 January 2017

New signing looks ahead to the trip to the County Ground

Shrewsbury Town’s new signing Alex Rodman is looking forward to pulling on a Shrewsbury shirt for the first time when Town take on Swindon Town on Saturday.

Rodman joined Town on Thursday on an 18 month deal after leaving Notts County where he has made 19 appearances so far this season.

This will be the first time he has played at League One level, but he is looking forward to getting going.

“Whatever part the manager sees me playing I am looking forward to it”, Alex told ShrewsWeb

“I know Swindon are a good footballing team. I have played them a few times over the years and even when they have a change of manager they are a good passing team and a good footballing team.

“They’re just a bit above us at the moment, but hopefully we can go there and do the right things and get a result.

“Swindon are one of those teams where if you do the wrong things against them they have got the quality to pass the ball round and have long spells of possession and wear you down.

“So, we’ve got to go there with our game plan and hopefully we will be in charge of the game.

Swindon are one of the sides that Town are chasing near the bottom end of League One, but Rodman doesn’t want to put extra pressure on his teammates.

“Every game is massive now”, said Rodman.

“We’ve got 21 games left and if you take a certain amount of points from those you will be alright.

“You don’t have to put too much pressure on by saying this is an FA Cup Final or this is a relegation game. We could go out and lose on Saturday and then win 10 in a row.

“You just take every game as it comes, give 100% and hopefully you will get the rub of the green and you will come away with the points.”

Rodman has only recently returned from injury and admitted that he isn’t yet 100% fit, but will be ready to do a job for the team.

“I’m really excited”, said Alex.

“I’ve been out for the last couple of months and then came back in on Saturday, but I am looking forward to getting fit, working hard, getting in the team and then pushing on from there.

“I pride myself on normally being one of the fittest at the club wherever I am, so I’m a bit away from where I need to be. The Gaffer and Doigy know that, but I think we will all be working hard to pull away from that relegation zone.”

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