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The hardest league

25 August 2012

Dickson Etuhu believes that the npower Championship is the toughest league to be a part of.

The Nigerian international opted to make the move from the relative comfort of the Premier League down to the Championship to embark on a promotion push with Rovers and having already experienced the second tier of English football whilst with Norwich City, he knows fully what to expect.

"I think this is the hardest league in the world, it is so unpredictable, you couldn't bet on who would win the league today," explained Etuhu.

"So it is a very tough league, you've got different types of teams with different styles, different formations it is always hard, always tough and the games come every two or three days.

"So you have to be mentally strong, you have to have a big squad with lots of strength in depth and you have to have quality as well.

"You have to be hungry you have to want to do it, you have to want to win, you have to want to push yourself across that line, that is what I believe it takes."

After taking points from the first two games, Dickson wants Rovers to continue that this Saturday.

"It is about not losing, it is about getting a point, nicking three points here and there, it all counts," added the 30-year-old.

"It is a league where you have to just concentrate on the next game and don't think too far ahead.

"People say we are one of the favourites, we know that, but we have to just concentrate on each game that is the most important thing.

"I'm not really bothered about how we play, for me it is about winning the games, doing what it takes. I'm not worried about people think, I'm not too fussed about that. It is about what we speak about in the changing rooms and what we do on a Saturday that matters.

"It is great to have experience, we know we have that, but this is a different type of football, a different type of game. We have got the experience for it, we just have to keep plugging along and we'll be fine."

See Dickson Etuhu and the rest of the Rovers team in action this afternoon. Tickets for the game against Leicester City will be on open sale right up to the 3.00pm kick-off with prices from £19 for Adults, from £12 for Students and Seniors and from £7 for Juniors under 16.

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