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Olowofela calls for cool heads in Round 4

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Leicester wing Jordan Olowofela has urged Tigers not to let a Round 3 win ‘go to our heads’ ahead of a tough trip to London Irish.

The 21-year-old starred last time out at Welford Road, topping the charts for defenders beaten across the latest round of Gallagher Premiership action.

Now, heading to Reading for a match-up with the Exiles this Sunday (November 10, 2.30pm), Olowofela insists his side must press on in the league before a two-week block of European action.

“Obviously we don’t want to let [a win] go to our heads,” the Tigers Academy graduate said.

“We reviewed the game on Monday – what went well which we can keep, but also things that went wrong and that we’ve tweaked for this week.

“We’ve been concentrating on training well and we know we’ve still got improvements to make, because there are no easy games.

“Each game is hard, and it’s anybody’s [game] out there … but we’re ready for London Irish on Sunday.”

Since breaking through into the senior ranks last season, Olowofela has caught the eye as a serious attacking talent in the Tigers back three.

And the Hull-born speedster has been working hard on both sides of the ball so far this term.

“I don’t just want to be known as an attacker,” he continued. “A massive part of my game is speed, because I’m not the biggest of players.

“You’ve still got to have a bit of size and durability, and that’s coming along nicely.

“Speed is massive for me, so I’m working on it as much as I can, but I’m working hard at adding the defensive part to my game as well.

“I’ve been working a lot with Brett [Deacon] on that. I’m getting more involvements on the ball, so it’s a case of getting my hands on it and seeing what I can do with it.”

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