Swansea City Under-23s Falkirk Botti Biabi
28th July 2016
Swansea City striker Botti Biabi aims to make his mark when he returns to Falkirk Stadium with the development squad tonight (7.30pm).
The 20-year-old, who signed from the Scottish Championship side in August last year, admits he owes his SA1 move to the progress he made whilst with The Bairns Academy during a three-year stint.
Biabi made his debut for Falkirk at the end of the 2013-14 season before helping the Championship side reach the final of the Scottish Cup the following season.
Tonight the striker returns to Falkirk Stadium, alongside teammate Ryan Blair, as the Under-23s continue their pre-season preparations with Biabi looking to make an impact.
"It is good to be back in Scotland. There are a lot of people I know from my time playing here," he continued.
"It was a great experience to be with Falkirk. They have a great academy set-up - Stephen (Kingsley), Jay (Fulton) and Ryan (Blair) have all come through it. I developed a lot and have taken lots of good memories from my time there."
"Gary Holt gave me my debut which I will always be grateful for. It will be good to see what has changed and how the team have moved forward.
"They have been a big club for me and I still have a place in my heart for them, they gave me a great opportunity to play league football which earned me my move to Swansea.
Since arriving in Wales the Scotland Under-19 international has featured a number of times for the Under-21s but only found the net once last season.
Despite a first season of what Biabi describes as highs and lows, the 20-year-old insists he is keen to prove he can lead the charge this campaign.
"Last season it was very up and down for me," he added. "I want to make that right this season.
"Despite highs and lows, last season still helped me develop as a player and a person. Now I just want to take that experience, show the character I have and kick on this year to reach and score goals.
"I just have to keep working hard and doing what I am doing - I know that goals will come. I am looking forward to the challenge tonight and will give it my all to make an impact."