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These four points could be massive for us

20 April 2017

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David Raya hopes that the four points collected from the last two matches can serve them well going into the final run of games.

The young goalkeeper was thrust into the action for the first time in the league this season last Friday, keeping a clean sheet in Rovers' 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

And although the Spaniard was disappointed that they weren't able to follow that up with another three-point haul against Bristol City on Easter Monday, he hopes the point gained in that match proves to be a good one for the team's survival chances.

"It could be a massive point for the end of the season," Raya told Radio Rovers.

"Obviously we wanted to win but Bristol have a good side and it was a tough game for us.

"It was difficult to get back into the game after we were a goal down in the first 15 minutes, but the lads worked really hard, we came back in the second half, we played more direct and it worked for us and we got the goal.

"It was a hell of a header from Sam, we felt that we could go on and get the second but credit to them they defended well.

"We wanted to come away from these two games with two wins but we take the positive that the results didn't go against us, so these four points could be massive for us."

Although he had featured in the EFL Cup and FA Cup this campaign, Raya hadn't played a league game for Rovers since a goalless draw with Bolton at the end of August last season.

But he has been delighted he has been given the chance in goal once more, and hopes to make the most of his opportunity.

"Playing football is what I like to do," added the 21-year-old. "I think the last time I played in the league was August 2015 something like that.

"It was a long way back but as soon as you get the chance you have to take it. I think in these two games I did alright."

Raya and Rovers are back in action this weekend when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Fans wishing to see this Saturday's match will need to get their tickets in advance as there will be no sales on the day.

Because of this the club now has an increased allocation of 1670 tickets. These will be on sale until 4.00pm this Friday.

Tickets are priced at £30 Adults, £15 Seniors 65+ and Under 21’s £15, Under 17’s £12 and Under 12’s £10.

There are limited away travel places still available at £16.50 Adults, £15.00 Concessions.

Don't miss out! Buy online today at, in store at the Roverstore, Ewood Park or via our call centre on 01254 372000.

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