LONDON Irish legend Topsy Ojo is looking forward to Saturday's 'special' St Patrick's Party as Doncaster Knights visit Madejski Stadium for Exiles' biggest game of the season, writes Richard Ashton.

A bumper crowd is expected for the annual event, with Irish hoping to return to winning ways after their slip-up at Yorkshire Carnegie last time out.

And Ojo told the Chronicle: "When the fixtures come out it's the first one you look out for.

"As a player you want to play in the bigger occasions and it definitely helps your performance – with a bigger crowd you want to put in a big performance.

"It's just the whole day, everything starts earlier which adds to the atmosphere, and it's just a great day.

"For the likes of Ben Loader and some of the other younger guys, they've probably grown up watching it and if they get the nod, it will be a day they remember."

Record try scorer and appearance maker Ojo – who collected his 300th London Irish cap in the 26-12 reverse at Yorkshire – continued: "This is the game when people bring extra friends and family and it just makes it very special.

"We were disappointed with how it went against Yorkshire, but these things happen, you're always going to have hiccups but it's still in our own hands. We have the opportunity to bounce back."

Exiles sit eight points clear of Ealing Trailfinders at the top of the Greene King IPA Championship with five games to play, but Ojo said their focus in very much on Saturday's clash.

He said: "Doncaster have a big set of forwards who really tested us up at their place, so it will be a big battle up front and they'll be inspired by the crowd as well."