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14 September 2012

Eliot returns to the place he made his debut.

Eliot Richards is hoping to return to the place he made his debut this weekend and help kick start Rovers season with the first win of the campaign.

The striker made his first senior appearance coming on as a substitute against Gillingham in February 2010.

That game at Priestfield ended in a 1-0 defeat, but he is hoping to be on the winning side this time around.

He said: “I made my debut there a few years ago, but hopefully we can got there on Saturday and get a better result than when I made my debut.

“They have got off to a great start, so it is going to be tough to go there and get points.”

And Eliot believes that once Rovers can start naming a settled side, then everything will fall into place.

He said: “The performances have been there, but we have been missing that last pass and the cutting edge, so hopefully if that can come together we can get that first win, and then the second and third will follow.

“We have had a couple away with international duty as well as those injured, but they are back now and Garry is close to coming back , so hopefully then we can get a settled side and start winning.”

On a personal note he says he is happy to do a job for the team in midfield, but would rather play in his favoured position up front.

He said: “I normally play up front, but if I am needed to do a job for the team on the right wing, then that is what I have got to do.

“I am not normally known for my assists, but I got one on Saturday, and I am just trying to help out the team.

“As we don’t really have any out and out wingers, I have gone out there to do a job, and hopefully done quite well.

“I played there quite a bit last year, so I know the position, but really I want to get up front.”

Finally, he is hoping to score his first goal of the season at Gillingham tomorrow – at least the first that will actually count.

He said: “I have scored two goals that don’t count, so I am still on nought at the moment, so it would be nice to get off the mark on Saturday.

“The Wycombe game is still in the back of my mind, but it has gone now, so I have to forget about it.”

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