Obadeyi wants Robins stay
Swindon Town's on-loan striker Tope Obadeyi is hoping the Robins will be able to extend his stay at the club.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 07/09/09 10:40pm
Swindon Town's on-loan striker Tope Obadeyi is hoping the Robins will be able to extend his stay at the club beyond this weekend.
The England Under 20 international is set to return to Bolton Wanderers after Saturday's clash with Colchester United.
But the 19-year-old told skysports.com that he would prefer to extend his stay at the County Ground.
"I would be more than happy to extend my time here because we are doing well and are currently in the top half of the table," he told skysports.com.
"Why leave? I doubt that I would get into the team at Bolton if I was to return after Saturday's game, so I would definitely prefer to stay here.
"The main thing really was to get some games under my belt and to get some experience at the same time, so it has been good to do that so far and hopefully that will continue.
"We are still unbeaten since I arrived here and it has been great. I'm not used to playing so many games in such a short space of time, with three games in one week sometimes, so it has been great to get my fitness up to that sort of level."
The Robins have made a great start to the season, bouncing back from an opening day defeat to Gillingham by going on an unbeaten run of five games, plus victory over MK Dons and a slender defeat to Premier League side Wolves on penalties in the Carling Cup.
Obadeyi believes the club could prove to be a surprise package this season in the race for promotion.
"It is early days, but we have got a great squad here and promotion could definitely be a realistic target this season," he added.
"If we can continue to perform to the standard that we have been at recently then who knows what can happen come the end of the season."