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Taylor: We've got to go for it

20 March 2015

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Chris Taylor and the rest of the Rovers squad are keen to put the midweek disappointment behind them and get back to winning ways this weekend against Brighton.

The Rovers midfielder, who scored his fourth goal of the season in the 3-2 defeat against Brentford, knows the team cant be too despondent despite the loss after their recent good run of results.

Rovers had won three on the spin before the Brentford match, and with Brighton next up at Ewood Park before the international break, he knows it is important to go into it off the back of a win.

"If you do blocks of four and take nine points every time you'd be doing well," said Taylor.

"It is just that we knew Tuesday was a massive game and we knew if we beat them we'd be five points behind them.

"To go ahead once, twice, it is just disappointing that for all the work that we put in we didn't get anything from the game. I think a lot of it was down to ourselves rather than them.

"It was what the Championship was all about, it was two teams going at it toe to toe, they'd attack, we'd attack, there were chances at both ends. But in the end they've got a goal late on, it's a bit fortuitous, but that's football, it happens, we have to go again on Saturday."

Defeat on Wednesday has left Rovers 11 points outside the play-off places, and whilst the midfielder knows it will be a difficult ask, they'll continue to give their all in the hope of a top six place at the end of the season.

"You have to give it everything whilst it is mathematically still possible," added Taylor.

"We've got to go for it, but if we are realistic then it is unlikely which is why Tuesday was a massive blow.

"If we can string another three wins out of the next four games and then win three out of the next four again you don't know how far away we'll be off.

"So we've just got to look after ourselves and see what else happens. We can't be looking at what Brentford or Ipswich are doing. We've just got to take care of the games ourselves.

"We know if you keep winning you'll eventually close the gap so we've just got to keep hoping that it closes."

Tickets for Saturday's match will be on sale up to the 3.00pm kick-off. Prices are from £17 for Adults, from £11 for Seniors and Students, and from just £6 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Why not avoid the matchday queues and book online at and collect from the Roverstore collection point.

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