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Jo: We must be at our best

18 October 2013

Jo Kuffour knows from experience that the Memorial Stadium is as hard a place as any to play in Sky Bet League 2.

“Gaz will have selection problems whatever happens. It’s always good to have in-form strikers as it helps the team.”  

He added: “There’s loads of strikers but it’s good competition. Whenever you get your chance, you’ve got to try and take it.

“You bring other people into play and hold the ball up, as well as creating and scoring, but he’s really impressed me since he’s been put up there.”

“He surprised me because he seemed like an out-and-out winger where he would beat players, whereas it’s a different game up front.

He said: “When I heard he was playing up front I wasn’t sure, but he’s a good forward.

Although Kuffour is enjoying playing alongside Paris Cowan-Hall up top, he admits even he’s “surprised” at how well the 23-year-old has adapted to his change of position from the wing.

Asked whether he would celebrate if he scored, he replied: “I’d have to think about that one. I always like to celebrate my goals – I’ll think about if the time comes!”

“But if we go there with a game-plan and how Gaz wants us to play, we’ll cause them problems.”

“It’s always important to try and nullify the crowd as early as possible - an early goal would do wonders for us because the longer the game goes on and it’s 0-0, their fans will become more apparent.

“It’s a great club and it’ll be a good game. It’s always a hard place to go – their fans are very good, very loud, but hopefully we can grab the three points.

“I loved the club when I was there – Bristol Rovers were good to me,” Kuffour told Chairboys Player.

The 31-year-old returns to the club he scored an average of one in three goals for between 2008 and 2012.


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