James Constable will be fully focused on Oxford United ahead of the derby clash with Swindon – and will not be getting caught up in all the hype surrounding him and the game.

The U’s leading scorer bagged both goals as Chris Wilder’s side beat their derby rivals 2-1 at the County Ground in August.

Leading up to that match, Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio claimed that Constable was a ‘big Swindon fan’ and said he would like to bring him to his club.

Di Canio was forced to apologise after the game when learning Constable in fact supported Tottenham, but always maintained his interest in the striker – and Swindon had a bid accepted during the January transfer window for the 27-year-old.

However, Constable refused to even enter talks with the Wiltshire outfit.

The U’s man knows a lot of talk before the game is likely to revolve around him, but says he will not let anything affect him.

“I think as a player you have got to ignore the whole surround,” he said.

“When we went to their place, the whole build-up was that I was a fan and things like that.

“But I think in those situations you can get too involved and it can go the other way, so you just have to ignore it.

“They put an offer in, it wasn’t for me and there’s no hard feelings – I’m just looking forward to playing many games for Oxford United.”