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Out to make more memories

7 March 2015

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After scoring his first career goal in the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, Adam Henley is in search of more glory this Sunday in the FA Cup.

The Academy graduate, who has been with the club since the age of 11, bagged Rovers' second goal in Wednesday's win.

Now Henley wants to top that by being on the winning side at Anfield, the place where he made his full debut for Rovers.

"It has been an amazing couple of days for me, I never thought it would finally come round, as it was something that was going on for ages," said Henley of his goal.

"But I'm over the moon with it and so are my family and friends, it has given me something to go higher from."

Confidence is coursing through the defender after starring in the draw against Bournemouth last Saturday and the the win over Sheffield Wednesday, and he knows the team have to show the same battling qualities against the Reds in the quarter-final showdown.

Henley added: "We had two really good games that has put us in good stead for the FA Cup match..

"We have gone out and shown the sort of qualities that we will need on Sunday. Hopefully it will put us in a good place for it.

"Since the draw came out everybody has been excited about it. Obviously we've had to concentrate on the league as that has been our main priority, so now we can start focusing on the game which everyone is looking forward to."

Anfield will always be a special place to Henley, because, as a 17-year-old, he made his first start in Rovers colours on Boxing Day 2011. 

"When the draw came out of the hat it brought back a lot of memories," said Henley. "It was a fantastic day for me to make my debut there and it is always something that I will always remember throughout my career.

"It was an amazing experience, I was such a young kid, it gives you someting to work towards having had a taste of it, it is definitely something that you want to keep reliving.

"It is different circumstances going into it now, both are different teams and it will be a completely different game.

"All I can do is go into it in the same way as I did when I made my debut - full of confidence. As a team we've got nothing to lose, we can all go and enjoy the game and put on a good performance.

"It is important that every player doesn't get overwhelmed by the experience on Sunday and to just go out, enjoy it, and concentrate on your own job.

"If we all do that then I am positive we can get something out of the game."

Missed out on a ticket for Anfield? Then why not watch the big match in Blues Bar this Sunday, doors open from 11.00am.

Rovers Player subscribers can listen to full match commentary online from 3.30pm.

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