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Hanley eager for three points and a clean sheet

16 October 2015

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Grant Hanley is keen for Rovers to claim a first clean sheet on their travels this season when they face MK Dons on Saturday.

Rovers have shut out the opposition on their last three occasions at Ewood Park, but have yet to do so away from home so far this campaign.

The defender, who has returned from international duty with Scotland, believes if Rovers can keep teams out at the back, then with the likes of countryman Jordan Rhodes up front they'll always have a chance in games.

"As a defender it is your bread and butter, that is what you look for in every game," said the rovers captain.

"Especially in a side like this, we know that if we can keep a clean sheet then we have the lads in the team to score the goals.

"If you look at all the chances we have created in the last five or six games, so for us we feel that if we can keep a clean sheet then we can win the games."

Hanley has been alongside Shane Duffy in the centre of defence for every league match this term, and feels there's a promising partnership progressing.

He added: "At centre-half to get a relationship with somebody it is about game time together, play for a while and rack up the games to get a greater understanding.

"We've played every game this season together so certainly as the season goes on if we can keep this run in the team together then our relationship will only get better.

"At the same you aren't guaranteed your place, there are lads in the squad on the edge of getting in the team so we need to keep our form going, keep playing well and keep working hard if we want to be in the team."

Supporters who haven't yet purchased tickets this Saturday's match against MK Dons will be able to do so on the day of the game - cash only from the away ticket booth from 1.00pm.

Tickets are priced at £25 Adults, £17 Seniors (65 & over), and £7 for Under 18's.

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