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An exciting end to the season

6 May 2014

Tom Cairney was delighted with the way Rovers finished the 2013-14 season.

The Rovers midfielder, who picked up the Player of the Year trophy before kick-off, got the home side off to the perfect start in a 4-3 win over Wigan Athletic.

After a lively start, Cairney opened the scoring on 13 minutes, beating three opposition players before stroking the ball in off the post with a right-footed shot, much to his delight.

"After I beat the first man I felt that it was on," Cairney told Radio Rovers.

"I needed to get as close to goal as possible because I hadn't used my right foot much all season. For two goals I've used it and that's it.

"It was a good goal and it felt great to beat a few players and roll it into the corner. I might have a word with Lowey and maybe take his trophy off him!

"Going forward we've been devastating sometimes I don't think scoring goals has ever been a problem, we create so many chances."

Rovers were always outsiders to reach the top six, although for a few minutes the challenge was very much on, but whilst they didn't make the end of season play-offs, Cairney believes it was an encouraging campaign.

The midfielder added: "To be honest if we'd have converted a few more in the first half then you never know.

"But it was a good game, I thought it was an exciting game and a good one to end the season on.

"I think it has been a positive season, the club has turned around the fans are believing in Blackburn Rovers again and I think that is down to the players and the staff and they've got to take a lot of credit for it."

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