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SWINDON TOWN: El Gabas hopes to make his mark in JPT clash
MOHAMED El Gabas is hoping that the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will give him the platform to stake his claim for a regular starting place in the Swindon Town side, and the Egyptian thinks the Robins have a very real chance of progressing all the way to Wembley.
El Gabas has made just four substitute appearances for Town since signing a short-term deal at the club at the end of August, none of which has lasted longer than 20 minutes.
However, the former Lierse frontman is likely to be given a starting role when Plymouth Argyle arrive in Wiltshire for the JPT Southern Section second round tonight, and he’s ready to make the most of that opportunity.
“I’m just new to the team and I’m trying to push myself into the starting XI. Maybe the team is going good and it is something for me to push me more and try to raise my level more,” he said.
“My target is to play every game and to play more time and Tuesday is a cup game, I hope I can have more minutes and maybe start. Hopefully I can get the opportunity to show I can play in the starting XI.
“When the coach asks me to play as the target striker or on the left or right that all suits see. I will do whatever the coach wants from me. I hope I can play some more.”
Two years ago, Paolo Di Canio’s Robins reached the final of the competition at English football’s HQ before losing out 2-0 to Chesterfield, and El Gabas believes Swindon’s current crop are capable of repeating that feat.
“I heard that it happened a couple of years ago and I hope we can do it again. I think with our quality we can fight to go to Wembley in this cup,” he said.
“It’s a good experience. The team is a very good team, we have quality players and I think we are a team that has hope and an opportunity to go to the Championship.
“My big dream is to play in the Premier League and it starts here.”
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