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Pittman: Oxford match just another game for me
JON-PAUL Pittman said he'll be treating Saturday's return to his former club Oxford as just another League Two game.
The striker rejoined Wanderers in the summer after a two-year stint at the Kassam Stadium and makes an early return to his former employers.
But Pittman insists he's no more desperate to be involved at the weekend than he is for any of Blues' other fixtures this season.
He said: "I'm champing at the bit to play every game, but I know that's not going to happen. We've got a lot of forwards and it's a long season.
"Obviously we're playing my old club on Saturday but to be honest it doesn't really come into it for me. It's just another League Two fixture as far as I'm concerned and I'd like to be involved in it.
"You have a scan down the fixture list and see what's what and where you're going to be but it doesn't make any difference to me when I go back. I just want to be professional about it, as if it was any other game."
During his two seasons with the Yellows Pittman started just eight matches, but he said he doesn't go back to his old stomping ground with a point to prove.
He said: "They all know what I'm about, all my current team mates know what I'm about. I don't think I have a point to prove, I just want to go there and do what I do.
"I didn't have too many starts. Injuries didn't help, which nobody can do anything about. When I was given opportunities I think 90 per cent of the time I took them, but that's behind me now. It's not something that I think about at all any more."
Pittman scored an important equaliser the last time he played at the Kassam Stadium as a Wanderer, with Blues coming from two down to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw as they went on to claim promotion.
He said: "It would mean a lot to get the winning goal. I haven't opened my account for Wycombe yet, so if that comes against my old club it's one of those things that happens quite often in football.
"It doesn't matter who scores so long as we can have a better performance than we did on Saturday."
The 26-year-old added: "Oxford and Wycombe has always been quite exciting. I remember the last three or four have been decent games.
"Everyone can expect it's going to be a high tempo and some nice football's going to be played. But all the build up that surrounds it is irrelevant, it's what happens on the pitch and the three points that are at stake that count."
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