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Aramide Oteh vows to bring goals to Walsall

By Joseph Masi | Walsall FC | Published:

Aramide Oteh says he is keen to bring one thing to Walsall – goals.

Remi Oteh

The striker, who likes to be called Remi, joined the Saddlers on loan from QPR last month.

Oteh began his career with Tottenham but moved to the Rs aged 18 and has since been a regular scorer for their development side.

That form led to the 20-year-old making his Championship debut this season – with the forward then netting his first senior goal in the FA Cup against Leeds.

Now though he is fully focused on Walsall, with the striker aiming to fire the Saddlers up the League One table and away from the bottom four.

“I have come to Walsall to showcase what I can do,” Oteh said. “Since I joined QPR, I have always scored goals.

“And it’s good now to get the opportunity to come somewhere where the gaffer approves of me and where I can prove myself.

“My main strengths are goalscoring, running in behind the defence, working hard and never giving up.

“I’d like to think I can cause a few problems.

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“I’ve come in and all the lads are positive.

“Results have been disappointing recently but they’re hard-working and determined.

“I think things will turn very quickly and we will go back to how we were at the start of the season when the group was in great form.”

Oteh made his Saddlers debut from the bench in the defeat to Rochdale last weekend.

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But he is expected to start tomorrow’s clash at Blackpool.

And while his temporary move to the Banks’s Stadium is the first loan of his career, he already feels settled in the group.

“It has been great getting to know all the lads and all the staff, they have all been very welcoming,” he continued. “I wouldn’t say I was nervous when I first arrived, it’s just a bit strange how things can all change in a day or two.

“It’s just about getting used to it all now and getting my head around things.

“At first it was hard to get to know everyone’s names.

“The first day was a little bit difficult but now I feel like this is my club.”

If Oteh does start tomorrow, he is expected to line-up alongside top scorer Andy Cook in attack.

The former Tranmere striker has netted seven goals in his last seven games and was nominated for the League One Player of the Month award.

And Oteh believes he and Cook will compliment one another.

“I saw in the 15 minutes that I played against Rochdale, Cooky wins everything in the air,” he added. “That is great for me, hopefully, I can run off him, chase his flick-ons and get on to the end of things.”

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

Football journalist for the Express & Star covering Walsall FC.

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