Swansea defender Kevin Austin admits he is relishing the prospect of facing his former club when Bristol Rovers travel to the Vetch at the weekend.

Austin swapped the Memorial Stadium for south Wales in the summer and is excited by the visit of Ian Atkins' side, who lie just two points behind the Swans in fifth place in League Two.

The 31-year-old said: "Leaving there in the summer it was one of the fixtures you look out for when they first come out.

"It is nicely poised for Saturday and they're two points behind us. They've bought quite a few players but there are still a few there that I know and I'm looking forward to rubbing shoulders with a few."

Following his two-year spell with the Pirates, Austin is well aware of the threat posed by their 11-goal striker Junior Agogo.

He added: "Obviously I was there with him last season. The way he has gone about it this season it is no surprise to see him doing so well."