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Watt: I will get better after debut goal

3 February 2016

Tony Watt was delighted to mark his debut in a Rovers shirt with a goal to help the side progress through to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup following Saturday's 3-0 win over Oxford United.

The former Scottish Under-21 international played a key pass in Rovers' first goal at the Kassam Stadium, before netting a fine solo strike to set up a home tie against Liverpool or West Ham United.

Watt admitted he wasn't at his best on Saturday, but having playing against his new club for both Cardiff City and Charlton Athletic in recent weeks, he is now hoping to prove his worth with Rovers.

"My last three games have been with different clubs so I'm happy just to be settled now and get a goal," said the forward.

"It is the best feeling in the world when you score goals, especially on your debut and I maybe needed it because I was a bit off the pace, maybe there were a few nerves.

"I need to do that 10-15 minutes for the 60 or 90 minutes that I'm on, and I know I will, I know it will come.

"I need to get up to the pace and I know I will. The gaffer has put a lot of trust in me and thankfully I got a goal for him and I hope that I can continue."

Watt was also delighted with the support he received from the Rovers faithful who chanted his name throughout.

"The fans were brilliant," he added. "They sang a song for a long part of the game and it gives you a massive lift. They were good, they were vocal throughout."

Watt could make his league debut for Rovers this Saturday when they travel to the Riverside to take on Middlesbrough.

Tickets are currently on open sale priced at £32 Adults, £24 for Seniors and £17 for Under 18s. Call the ticket office on 01254 372000 for further information.

For those using official away travel, Blues Bar will be open from 10am on Saturday.

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