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Goal king Josh

15 February 2015

It was a memorable Saturday for cup hero Josh King as his first career hat-trick helped Rovers progress through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The Norwegian international scored a first half header, won the penalty that Rudy Gestede converted, and then scored two near identical solo strikes in the second half as Rovers defeated Stoke City 4-1.

Rightly awarded the man-of-the-match, King was delighted to be back in the side after an injury-plagued season and now hopes for a clear run in the side.

"It was good, we are through to the next round and everyone is happy," King told Radio Rovers. "It is my first professional hat-trick and I'm thrilled.

"My first goal was a 'Jordan Rhodes goal', I was in the right place at the right time.

"The other two was just pace really, I took my time and slotted the ball in.

"I've not had many games this season so it is good when given the chance I can show I can live up to the level, especially against a Premier League team.

"I've struggled with injuries and my back, but I'm back now and I feel good."

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on BBC1 on Monday evening at approximately 7.35pm. Rovers are ball number six.

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