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Massive positives going into Saturday

5 November 2015

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Grant Hanley believes the way the team are defending at the moment can only serve them well ahead of Saturday's match against Brentford.

The midweek goalless draw with Birmingham City was Rovers' sixth clean sheet of the campaign and a second successive shutout on the road following their 2-0 win over Leeds United the previous week.

The Rovers captain puts the new-found stability down to a settled back four and believes they can only get better with more game time together.

"I think it has helped because we have been a bit more settled," said the Scottish international.

"Last year there was a lot of injuries, people were coming in and going out, and playing in different positions. So touch wood we've been a bit luckier with injuries this year and we've been a bit more settled and that always helps.

"I think me and Shane have played more games together this season than we did last season already. So especially at centre-half you need to let relationships build and the more we play with each other the better we can get.

"We've a long way to go yet, we're both young as centre-halves, but we are enjoying it."

Whilst delighted to shut out another team on Tuesday night, Hanley felt that Rovers did enough to claim all three at St. Andrew's, but after two games on the road they'll be out to perform in front of the Ewood faithful this Saturday.

"There were mixed feelings after the game," he added. "The lads thought we should have won the game with the chances that we had and the amount of possession that we had.

"But at the end of the day it is two clean sheets away from home in a row now and if we can get a win on Saturday then it has been a great week for us.

"Brentford were on the TV the other night and they are good side and they've been in a bit of form so it is going to be difficult.

"But they've got to come to Ewood, we are strong there and we feel like we are in good form at the minute so we'll focus on ourselves and looked forward to the game."

Tickets for Saturday's match against Brentford are on open sale up until the 3.00pm kick-off. Prices for the match are available from just £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors aged 65 and over, £12 for 18-21 year-olds and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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