A FORMER Oxford United teammate has given Eddie Odhiambo the inside track on North Leigh’s opening-day opponents.

The Millers make history tomorrow when they travel to Dorchester Town for the club’s first game in Pitching In Southern League Premier South (3pm).

North Leigh will be aiming to start on a high against a side who signed ex-U’s striker Yemi Odubade in February.

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The 38-year-old was Odhiambo’s teammate at United from 2006 to 2008 and has since moved to AFC Totton, but the Millers manager revealed he has chatted to the veteran about tomorrow’s hosts.

He said: “They’re hard into the level and know what they’re doing, they’ve got a really good manager.

“My mate Yemi was there last season so he’s been able to give me the lowdown.

“They’ve made changes, but in terms of them and every other team in the league the knowledge isn’t going to be great on our part.

“I’m guessing they’re only going to have the headline reviews about our team.

“We’re going to approach the games by doing what we do really well, and our Plan B is probably do Plan A better.”

North Leigh have kept most of the squad that won promotion to step three for the first time in the club’s history.

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One notable absentee will be play-off hero Jefferson Louis, who left Eynsham Park this summer due to other commitments.

Odhiambo is pleased with the players at his disposal, but admitted this summer has been a learning curve as he seeks to build a squad capable of competing in Premier South.

He said: “The last time we played competitively was the play-off final, and it was euphoric.

“Hopefully we can invoke the belief that we had that day and take it into every game this season, because it’s probably going to be the minimum we need to get any results.”

He added: “The priority was keep the players that we wanted to keep and we’ve done that.

“Jeff was mutual because of his commitments and I don’t think you could write a better script to leave on.

“We’ve had to be really patient, with a number of conversations I think I’ve ended up giving players an extra couple of quid at their own club.

“Next time this comes around I’m just going to turn my phone off at the end of the season, wait for pre-season and wait for the right bodies to come our way.”

Several Oxfordshire sides start their Emirates FA Cup journey in the extra preliminary round tomorrow.

Didcot Town host Shrivenham, while Kidlington and Wantage Town go to Lydney Town and Bishop’s Cleeve respectively.

Ardley United host Wokingham and Emmbrook, while Easington Sports travel to Burnham.