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Okenabirhie enjoying Keepmoat atmosphere

11 February 2020

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Fejiri Okenabirhie says he has enjoyed sampling the Keepmoat Stadium as a Rovers player since joining the club from Shrewsbury Town.

The 23-year-old came off the bench in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Rochdale, and is keen to repay the support shown in him by his new supporters.

He said: “It was nice to get a few minutes in front of the fans, obviously I’ve been here as an opposing player but to have them on my side was good.

“The manager has been good in giving me a couple of substitute appearances so that I can build my fitness up to the level its need to be.

“It has also given me the opportunity to get used to the system we play here and how I will fit into that.”

After Okenabirhie opened his goal-scoring account in last week’s win over Tranmere, he says he is putting pressure on himself to add to his tally.

He added: “It was a moment I won’t forget, I knew that my first goal was a big tick in the box as it is for any striker to score early for a new club.

“I put pressure on myself to do well so I don’t really feel it from elsewhere, I expect high standards every day in all that I do.

“I know what I’m capable of so the aim for me is to try and implement that when I play for Rovers.”

 


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