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David's dream of cup final glory

20 April 2015

David Raya aims to cap a great few weeks by lifting the U21 Premier League Cup this evening.

Fresh from making his senior debut in the 3-0 win over Leeds United just over a fortnight ago, the young goalkeeper could claim another accolade tonight if Rovers can overcome Southampton in the final.

Raya kept a clean sheet when the two sides met at Ewood Park in the goalless 1st leg last Monday, if he does the same at St. Mary's this evening then it could be Rovers lifting the trophy.

"It is always great to get to a final of a cup and even more a Premier League Cup," said Raya.

"It was a good game on Monday and a good effort from the lads. Now we have to try to beat Southampton away.

"The lads played well and it was a good feeling, now we have just the one game after the 0-0, anything can happen in one game and I prefer it that way."

A crowd in excess of 10,000 is expected at St. Mary's this evening, with the match also being shown live on Sky Sports 1, but the 19-year-old knows that they'll have to put those distractions to one side and concentrate on the task at hand.

"We have to focus on the game and not on the TV," added the Spaniard. "Treat it as a normal game. It is a cup final but we have to work hard and win the final.

"I think it would be the best year since I came here. Obviously the dream was making my debut, but winning the U21 Premier League Cup final would be great."

For supporters planning to go to St. Mary's this Monday night, tickets are priced at £3 for Adults and £1 for Concessions.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 6.45pm, kick-off is at 7.00pm.

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