Club record try-scorer Topsy Ojo says the opening exchanges of Wednesday’s Greene King IPA Championship Play-off Final second leg against Yorkshire Carnegie will be crucial (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Exiles return to the Madejski Stadium for the second leg with an 11-point advantage intact, but Ojo has placed emphasis on starting the game on the front foot.
“We know that we need to start the game well and play at a high tempo,” the 31-year-old winger told LITV.
“Yorkshire showed in the first leg that if they get a sniff of any chances early on, then they will take them. The first 20 minutes will be crucial and it’s important that we set our stall out from the off.”
Enthused by the prospect of playing in front of a bumper crowd at the Madejski, Ojo added: “Our supporters were magnificent in Leeds last week and we’re looking forward to playing in front of a big crowd at home this week.”
The Play-off Final, 7.45pm Wednesday 24 May, Madejski Stadium - London Irish v Yorkshire Carnegie. Tickets from only £10 for adults and £1 for children from www.lidirect.co.uk or 0118 968 1016.