LONDON Irish legend Topsy Ojo is set to make a record-breaking 291st appearance for the club as they seek an eighth straight Greene King IPA Championship win at home to Cornish Pirates on Saturday.

The former England wing matched David Paice’s tally during a try-scoring display against Yorkshire Carnegie two weeks ago, and after sitting out the 26-17 win at Doncaster on Saturday, is set to grab top spot again.

The record has changed hands three times in the last year, with Ojo topping the appearance charts until injury curtailed his campaign in November 2017, and the one-club man commented: “I’m really proud and it will definitely be something I will look back on with pride when I eventually finish playing.

“I’m looking forward to the game and it will be really nice for my kids to run out with me and enjoy the occasion. It’s a big game too, so the whole occasion is set up nicely.”

Exiles are in fine form and turned in one of their best displays of the season when trouncing Carnegie 72-5 in their last Madejski Stadium display, and Ojo is hoping to mark Saturday’s occasion with another try.

He said: “If I can replicate what I did against Yorkshire that would be even better and hopefully there’s more tries this weekend.”

Ojo revealed he has received many well wishes in the build-up to the game, cementing his status as one of the most popular players in the club’s history.

And he admitted: “That’s really the bit which makes it hit home. Social media is great for that – I have received a lot of congratulations, and it’s only when you see all that, you think ‘wow maybe I have made some sort of impact’, which is really nice.”