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Ollie Norburn Pre Rotherham United

20 September 2019

Ollie Norburn previews Town's away fixture with The Millers

Town are back on the road this Saturday as they travel to the AESSEAL Stadium to face Rotherham. Sam and his team are looking for revenge as The Millers dumped Town out of the Carabao Cup earlier in the season. 

Town captain Ollie Norburn spoke to the press for the first time after his lengthy injury saw him out for the start of the season. Ollie returned to action last Saturday with an impressive performance against AFC Wimbledon before putting in and even more commendable performance on Tuesday night where the midfielder scored Town's third goal. 

Ollie spoke about how good it felt to be back on the pitch. 

“I was delighted to be back out there,” said Ollie. “It’s felt like I’ve been out for a long time to be fair. It’s never nice being injured, indoors, training on your own but it’s great to be back involved. We’ve got four points from six and it’s now on to Rotherham.

“The goal meant a lot to me, having been out for a long time, I haven’t missed too many games as a lot of it was pre-season but it felt good to be back and to help the team get three points was a nice feeling. 

Despite conceding three goals on Tuesday night Ollie explained that although they are working on what they could have done better defensively they are also focussing on the many positives going forward.

“We’ll take the positives out of Tuesday’s game, we scored four goals and created lots of chances, we looked the most threatening we’ve been so far this season going forward.

“There is a lot of quality in this squad, I know I said it last year but I really do believe it this year. I think we’re all getting to know each other still. T

"The Gaffer’s ideas and what he wants to do is coming across to us. I think it’s starting to show that we’re getting an understanding of that especially in training and in the last few games.

“It’s just a matter of pulling everything together now and hopefully it will all fall into place.” 

Ollie believes his Town side have more than enough quality to compete with one of the league's favourites for automatic promotion.

“We know they’re going to be a decent side, obviously we want a bit of revenge from them already because of the result earlier on in the season. We played a lessened team if you like but we’re going there now to get something from the game there’s no doubt about that. We’ve got enough players in the building to be able to do that.

We’ve got enough quality players to come off the bench and make an impact. Competition for places is high, it’s a good set of lads and we’re all ready to fight for one and another.

“Whether they have come from the Championship or not that doesn’t really matter to me, we’ve just got to worry about ourselves, focus on what we’re good at, focus on what we’re they’re not so good at and try and exploit them.”

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