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Show the same spirit and fight against the Saints

20 April 2015

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Gary Bowyer has high hopes that the Under-21s can finish the job off and lift the U21 Premier League Cup at Southampton this evening.

After a goalless first leg at Ewood Park seven days ago, the two sides meet at St. Mary's in the second leg this Monday night.

Bowyer was delighted with the way the development squad performed against a much stronger Saints side at Ewood, and knows that they'll have to show the same spirit and fight to overcome Southampton this evening.

"I think it is a phenomenal achievement when you consider the age of the group," said the Rovers boss.

"I thought it was a fantastic effort from us in the first leg, we had two Academy first years on the pitch and two second years out there.

"It is brilliant for them, it is testing them, it is taking them out of their comfort zone.

"It is still as massive challenge for them tonight but one that they should take confidence from for the way they went about it in the first leg.

"They've beat some good teams along the way in the cup and they have shown a great spirit and fight amongst them and that is really important.

"Once you get to a final there is only one thing to do and that is win it, nobody remembers the runners-up so if we can pull that off it will be an unbelievable result for us."

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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