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Two-goal Ajose shows the way
NICKY Ajose can now look forward to the glamour tie against Chelsea after making a significant contribution in what he believes is Swindon Town’s bigger game against Bristol City on Saturday.
Ajose netted twice in the first half to keep Town in the game after first Aden Flint and then Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had given the visitors the lead.
The goals were the former Manchester United trainee’s first in Swindon colours and set up a crucial victory. After the game Ajose revealed how he felt that Saturday’s match was more important to him than the upcoming clash with Jose Mourinho’s Premier League behemoth.
“For me it was more about the Bristol game because that’s your bread and butter, as I call it,” he said.
“To get that out of the way with three points means we can now look at Chelsea. It’s a glamorous game for the fans. It’s a chance for them to see world class players and see their own players test our brand of football against a world class team.
“It will be interesting and I’m sure it will be a good game.
“It’s nice on a personal level to get a couple of goals. It should have been more but it’s more important to get the win, it’s more about the team and getting the three points.
“It’s a big game and it was just nice to get off the mark.”
Ajose, on loan from Peterborough, sees no reason why Swindon can’t run Chelsea close tomorrow - and he’s backed the Robins to stick by their natural game regardless of the opponents.
“We all know what they’ll bring. When we get out there, whether it’s Lampard or whoever, it’s just another player,” he said. “After the game it will be something you can look back on and say you’ve played in that game, but when you’re out there it’s just another game.
“We’re stiill going to play the way we do and impose our style on the game and see where it gets us.
“It’s not about respect. We can enjoy it and if the lads play with that freedom I see no reason why we can’t give a good account of ourselves on Tuesday.
“I’m sure we’re not on top of their list to come to so if we play to our maximum then I’m sure we’ve got a chance.”
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