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Alex Rodman Pre Aldershot Town

3 November 2017

Winger looks forward to facing his former club in the Cup

Former Aldershot Town Winger Alex Rodman admits that he is looking forward to facing his former club on Saturday.

Rodman spent two and a half seasons with the Shots between 2011 and 2013 eight goals in 53 first-team appearances.

He has been looking forward to this game since the draw was made last month, but isn’t taking Aldershot lightly.

“It was good when the draw came out – I was quite excited”, Alex said.

“It’s nice to play against an old club. I had two and a half years at Aldershot, which was a little bit disrupted by an illness that I had, but I had some good times there and some good memories.

“We are doing fantastically well in the league, so we will be looking to take that into the Cup and start our journey on Saturday, but you can never under-estimate any games.

“We’ve done our homework on Aldershot, we will prepare the right way and hopefully we will be in the hat for the next round.”

Alex spent a number of years in non-league earlier in his career, so he knows that the Aldershot players will be right up for the game come 3pm on Saturday.

“It’s a cup final attitude for them,” Rodman continued.

“They will leave everything out on the pitch, give everything that they’ve got, work as hard as you can and try to be that team that causes the upsets that you see on the nightly show.

“It’s possibly tougher for the team that’s higher because the teams lower down tend to come and get in your face and really try and press you and harry you and give it that real FA Cup feel.

“So, we need to try and assert ourselves on the game, play the way we’ve been playing in the league and come out on top.”

Rodman believes it’s important that Town remain professional and look to get back to winning ways after their defeat to Peterborough last weekend.

“I think we will bounce back”, admitted Alex.

“The training’s been good this week – the boys’ attitudes have been spot on. We are obviously disappointed that the run has come to an end, but it’s time to start a new run now.”

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