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Gallagher looking forward to Magpies clash

23 November 2016

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Sam Gallagher believes Rovers can travel to the north east this weekend full of confidence because of the way they played in the victory over Brentford last Saturday.

Rovers take on table-toppers Newcastle United at St. James' Park eager to build on the 3-2 win over the Bees, a game that the young centre forward is certainly looking to.

The on-loan striker, who has seven goals to his name for Rovers this season, knows it won't be easy against Rafa Benitez's outfit, but if they stick to their task he is sure they can cause the Magpies problems.

"It is probably the biggest club that's been down in this division for a while, so I'm certainly looking forward to St. James' Park and playing in front of a big crowd," said the 21-year-old.

"They've been playing well. They've been scoring a lot of goals and playing good football, so that's one thing that we'll be aware of, but we'll also look to play our own game and cause our own problems.

"We've been putting in good performances, but letting goals slip or little decisions have maybe gone against us, so we feel like we've been a bit hard done by recently, so the three points on Saturday were much welcomed.

"We've needed it for a little while and it's something that we felt we've deserved for a bit as well.

"If you look at the results and the performances we've put in against big teams - the Aston Villa game, Derby away - they're all big games and we definitely didn't shy away from them. We showed good character and good quality on the pitch as well, which is one thing we've got throughout the squad. We've got competition for all places and I definitely believe that we've got enough to climb the table."

Tickets for Saturday's match against Newcastle United are currently on open sale.

Prices are £27 Adults, £22 Seniors 65+, £22 Full-Time Students and £14 Juniors 17 & under.

Buy online at, in store at the Rovers Store, or via the phone on 01254 372000.

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