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Skipper set for memorable milestone

6 February 2015

Rovers captain Grant Hanley looks set to make his 150th appearance for the club this weekend.

The Scotland star, who made his Rovers debut at Villa Park on the final day of the 2009-10 season, has since racked up a total of 138 starts and 11 substitute appearances for the club. 
 
Rovers travel to Watford tomorrow and Hanley admits reaching the milestone is something he takes great pride in.
 
“To get to 150 is something I’m very proud of," said the 23-year-old. 

"It’s quite an achievement, so I’m very happy.
 
“There have been some good times and some hard times, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’m proud of every single appearance I’ve made for this club. 
 
“I really enjoy it here, we’ve always had a good group of lads and I’ll always do my best for the club.
 
“When you’re coming through the youth system, something like this seems like a long way off. 
 
“The first one was Aston Villa away and it’s a bit of a blur really. 

"We won 1-0 and Junior (Hoilett) tried to claim it, but I think it was a Richard Dunne own goal. It was a very proud moment for me and one I will never forget.
 
“We’ve had some great results in my time and beaten some big teams – winning at the Emirates, Old Trafford.
 
“That’s one of the reasons you play football – to test yourself against the best. So to beat them, those are the games you remember the most.”

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