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Taylor hopes to continue his cup form

13 February 2015

Chris Taylor is hoping to be Rovers' FA Cup hero for the third game in succession.

The midfielder has scored in each of the previous rounds this season, following up his brace that knocked out Charlton Athletic, with the opening Rovers goal against Swansea City in round four.

Rovers now face more Premier League opposition with Stoke City the visitors to Ewood on Saturday, with Taylor relishing the encounter.

"The cup is going quite well for me, I hope it continues!" said Taylor.

"It is another big cup test for us and another one that I think we've got a good chance of progressing in and getting to the quarter-finals.

"The lads here always want to challenge themselves against the best teams and Stoke have certainly been a top ten team over the last few years, so it is a game we are looking forward to."

Taylor felt Rovers didn't get the credit they deserved in the victory over Swansea City in the previous round, the midfielder's goal cancelling out Gylfi Sigurdsson strike for the visitors, before second half strikes from Rudy Gestede and Craig Conway ensured progression for the blue and whites.

"I don't think we got enough credit for the game," added Taylor. "Obviously them going down to ten men changes things but that is just the way the game was, we can't help that.

"Then they went 1-0 up, people forget that, they scored a great goal.

"But we got back into the game straight away. It was a great team move from the lads. I think there were 30-odd passes. From when they scored I don't think they touched the ball again after we kicked off.

"We got back on level terms, I think that was key, and from then on we really pushed for the win and we got there in the end.

"Now we've got to deal with Stoke on Saturday which we know will be a very difficult game. But they'll be thinking the same, they'll know that they'll be coming to Ewood and they'll be in for a good game."

Season ticket holders are reminded that they have until close of business this Friday to take advantage of our advanced prices for this fixture.

Adults can see the game for just £15, Seniors (65 and over) £10, 18-20yrs £10, Juniors (5-17yrs) £5 and Under-5s free.

Non-season ticket holders and matchday prices (database only) are: Adults £20, Seniors (65 and over) £12, 18-20yrs £12, Juniors (5-17yrs) £7 and Under-5s free.

Book online today at www.onerovers.co.uk and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point ahead of Saturday's 3.00pm kick-off.

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