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Plenty of positives to take from opening day draw

Posted: Sun 10 Aug 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk

Alex Baptiste enjoyed his debut for Rovers, but there was a tinge of disappointment that they didn't come away with all three points.

The defender was the only new-boy on show as Rovers opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City, a match that Baptiste felt they deserved more from.

"It was good, there are a lot of positives," Baptiste told Radio Rovers. "Apart from that set-piece they didn't really have anything and we battered them in the second half but we just couldn't get the goal.

"If you are a supporter there, you look at the way we played it was pleasing to the eye and great to play in. Unfortunately we just couldn't get the win, but it is a good start.

"Maybe we didn't create as much as we could in the final third, but possession-wise I thought we were outstanding.

"The way we played can only mean good things. Cardiff were meant to be favourites and we battered them.

"It is a long season, we've got the players, it is all about digging in and hopefully we'll be up there at the end.

"It is only a point, build on that and we'll see what can happen."

On a personal note, Baptiste has admitted that he's enjoying life at Rovers, having quickly settled in at his new club.

The defender added: "I absolutely love it. The staff, the players, I love it, it has been fantastic.

"I just hope I can be part of a squad that can get promoted. I want to do well for the staff and the fans that have put their faith in me."

Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when Scunthorpe United are the visitors to Ewood Park in the opening round of the Capital One Cup.

Tickets for the match will be on sale up until the 7.45pm kick-off. Prices are from £12 Adults, £8 Seniors and young adults. Whilst under 17s can see the match for just £1!

Reserve your seat online today at www.onerovers.co.uk and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End collection point on the day of the game.