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50 not out for Henley

12 September 2015

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Adam Henley is set to reach a personal milestone for Rovers tomorrow against Fulham.

If selected, the young defender will be making his 50th league start in a Rovers shirt.

After substitute appearances against Wigan and Sunderland, his first start came on Boxing Day four years ago, as the fresh-faced 17-year-old was handed his debut place in the team at Anfield in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool.

And if it wasn't for a long-standing hamstring injury that forced him to miss the best part of a year, the young Welshman would have reached 50 starts a lot sooner, but the defender is delighted to reach that mark now.

"It has flown by, it is a good milestone for me personally," said Henley.

"It feels like only yesterday that I was making my first appearance at Wigan all that time ago.

"Any young kid wants to become a professional footballer, so to have that 50 league starts is a big marker for me and it is something that I want to build on in the future.

"I do feel like I've had a lot more experience than some of the other lads my age. It is heading in the right direction for me but I take it a game at a time and keep improving and keep looking to make that next step."

Whilst Henley will reach one personal achievement if he starts at Craven Cottage, he's yet to earn another - his first international cap for Wales.

He will come up against the current incumbent in the right-back slot on Sunday as Fulham defender Jazz Richards stands in his way.

"Fair play to him because he's been fantastic since he came in against Belgium in the summer and then against Cyprus he crossed for Bale's goal," added Henley.

"He has done really well so all I can do is carry on what I'm doing, look to play every week here and put in good performances. That is all I can do personally, you never know what can happen.

"I'm just happy to be a part of the squad at the moment because it is such a great achievement what they have been doing so far and long may that continue."

Fans can pay on the day at Craven Cottage on Sunday with matchday prices of £30 for Adults, £25 for Seniors aged 65 & over, £25 for 17 - 21’s and £15 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Not going to London? Then why not watch the big match in Blues Bar at Ewood Park? Doors open from 11am on Sunday with Fosters and John Smith's available at just £2 a pint until the first goal is scored!

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