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Karim's promotion aim

Posted: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

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New signing Karim Rekik is eager to play his part in Rovers' end of season push for the play-offs.

The Manchester City defender joined Rovers on loan until the end of the 2012-13 campaign last Friday and is keen to be involved in the final few games of the year.

Rekik knows that it will be difficult to break into the team at the moment with the defence in top form, but the youngster is up for the challenge.

"I hope that we can push onto the play-offs and to get promotion in the end," said the 18-year-old.

"I just hope that we can win as many games as we can. It is good for me to be here.

"As a young player you need to play every week to make yourself a better player. There are a lot of competition for places, it is good for the team.

"There are a lot of games, we've got a chance of the play-offs and I hope we can make it. The belief is definitely here in the changing room."

The Dutch youth international worked with Rovers boss Michael Appleton last year during a spell on loan at Portsmouth and he had no hesitation in linking up with him once again.

"I was on loan last year at Portsmouth so I worked with the manager before," added Rekik. "I had a good time there, I liked the manager, he's very honest with you face to face, he says what he wants to and I think that is good for a young player as well.

"He gives you a boost in the changing room, he keeps talking to you, that feels good."

Rekik and Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when they travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.

Tickets will be on sale at the ground on the day of the game, cash only from the turnstiles. Prices are £25 for Adults, £15 for Seniors and 16-22s, Juniors aged 11-15 are £6 and it is £3 for Juniors aged 10 and under.

Call the ticket office on 0871 222 1444 for further information.The Manchester City defender joined Rovers on loan until the end of the 2012-13 campaign last Friday and is keen to be involved in the final few games of the year.

Rekik knows that it will be difficult to break into the team at the moment with the defence in top form, but the youngster is up for the challenge.

"I hope that we can push onto the play-offs and to get promotion in the end," said the 18-year-old.

"I just hope that we can win as many games as we can. It is good for me to be here.

"As a young player you need to play every week to make yourself a better player. There are a lot of competition for places, it is good for the team.

"There are a lot of games, we've got a chance of the play-offs and I hope we can make it. The belief is definitely here in the changing room."

The Dutch youth international worked with Rovers boss Michael Appleton last year during a spell on loan at Portsmouth and he had no hesitation in linking up with him once again.

"I was on loan last year at Portsmouth so I worked with the manager before," added Rekik. "I had a good time there, I liked the manager, he's very honest with you face to face, he says what he wants to and I think that is good for a young player as well.

"He gives you a boost in the changing room, he keeps talking to you, that feels good."

Rekik and Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when they travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.

Tickets will be on sale at the ground on the day of the game, cash only from the turnstiles. Prices are £25 for Adults, £15 for Seniors and 16-22s, Juniors aged 11-15 are £6 and it is £3 for Juniors aged 10 and under.

Call the ticket office on 0871 222 1444 for further information.