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Pre Portsmouth | Tunmise Sobowale

15 December 2023


Pre Portsmouth | Tunmise Sobowale

15 December 2023

Tunmise Sobowale chatted to the media ahead of our League One clash against Portsmouth.

Town welcome John Mousinho's side to the Croud Meadow on Saturday - with the visitors currently sitting top of the table.

A versatile defender who joined Town from Waterford in the summer, Tunmise saw his close pal Roland Idowu also swap Ireland for the Croud Meadow last week.

An attacking midfielder, Roland put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal in Shropshire and will be available for selection when the transfer window officially opens on January 1.

Speaking to the assembled media, Tunmise discussed how he's settled into life at Town.

He also talked about our impressive run of form - which has seen us win three of our last four games.

And the defender also talked about his role in Roland joining Salop.

On how he’s settled at the club: 

“I’m really enjoying it here. 

“I came in the summer, all the lads have been good and I’m learning a lot. 

“I’m happy to be playing League One football – I'm just taking it all in.” 

On team morale: 

“The morale here is really good. The mood is up. We expect so much from ourselves and when the result goes our way – you can see how we react at the end of the games. 

“The environment is always good. The lads have been so good to me. When I see them do well it makes me happy as well because it’s a team sport.”

On competition for places: 

“It’s tough – but it should be. When there is competition it makes individuals play better and that is good for the team. 

“We all push each other here.” 

On the difference between the Irish league and the English league: 

“The fitness. That’s the main thing for me. 

“The fitness is a lot better and the quality of the players is a lot better. 

“I feel like you have to use your brain a lot more. It’s more tactical. And when you put everything together it brings the level right up. 

“You just have to go with it (when it comes to the adjustment). You have to take care of yourself, make sure you get enough sleep and eat the right food. 

“But the physios and my teammates have helped me a lot with that. 

“Really it’s about working hard, making sure you take on board all the information and looking after yourself.” 

On the arrival of his friend Roland Idowu: 

“Roland is my guy. 

“I was with him at Waterford for two seasons and I’m delighted he has come over. 

“He was speaking to me before when he was making his decision and I told him this is the perfect club for him. 

“The boys are good, the manager is good. And I told him he would come here and learn a lot.  

“He has been in now the last week, he’s been doing well in training and has been getting to know all the lads. I’m delighted for him.” 


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