Crawley Town's John Akinde ready for Bristol City FA Cup tie

John Akinde
Akinde signed a two-year deal with the Reds last summer

Crawley striker John Akinde is looking forward to facing his previous club Bristol City in the FA Cup third round.

Akinde spent three years at Ashton Gate but was restricted to 21 appearances, going out on loan five times.

The 22-year-old told BBC Sussex: "I enjoyed my time there and learnt a lot. It will be good to see the boys again.

"They've got a strong squad and work hard like us. If we can produce the quality we know we have it will be a good game."

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Crawley have quality, says Akinde

League Two leaders Crawley beat Swindon, Derby County and Torquay to reach the fifth round last season, and Akinde is hopeful of further upsets.

"Crawley did well last year but we've got to concentrate on Saturday and look to the draw after that," he added.

"We've got quality players in the team and there's no reason we can't win."

Akinde has not netted in 19 appearances since his summer move from the Robins, but the former Wycombe and Dagenham man is confident of ending his goal drought.

"I haven't played a lot recently but I'll just try and play as well as I can," he said.

"I got a couple of chances which I could have scored [against Oxford]. Hopefully if I play again, I'll score."

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