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Flint prepared for hostile reception
ADEN Flint is not expecting a happy homecoming when he returns to the club that gave him his big break in professional football tomorrow.
The 24-year-old left Swindon Town for Bristol City over the summer in a £350,000 deal after handing in a written transfer request in a bid to accelerate his departure from the County Ground.
That series of events has left a bitter taste with some sections of the Town fanbase, and Flint is aware of the somewhat frosty greeting he is likely to receive this weekend.
“I’m sure I’ll get a hostile reception, but I’m man enough to take that,” he said.
“These things happen in football and you expect to get some stick when you move from one club to another not far away.
“It’s a new situation for me, but I try not to take any notice of what people are saying and concentrate on my own game.
“Of course, I want to put in a good performance going back to my old club, but more importantly, I want to help the team get a win.
“I’m looking forward to going back and seeing some old friends, but derby games are always difficult and it’s going to be a hard game.”
Regardless of how he is treated on Saturday, Flint will still hold fond memories of his time at Swindon.
“No matter what happens during the 90 minutes, I’ll applaud both sets of fans at the end. I owe a lot to Swindon, because they are the club that gave me my first opportunity to play professional football,” he said.
“I’ll give them a clap regardless of what the situation is at the end of the game.”
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