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Buzzing to make my debut

Andy Fisher delighted to make first start - and keep a clean sheet

30 August 2017

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Andy Fisher admits he was 'buzzing' to make his Rovers debut and even more pleased to cap it off with a clean sheet.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper started his first game for the senior side in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Stoke City Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy group game at Ewood Park.

"It was just good to be given a run-out by the gaffer and good to get a clean sheet as well, so it was a good start," said the Academy graduate.

"Getting a clean sheet is always the best thing and it just tops it off that it was on my debut."

Fisher found out he would be playing from fellow keeper David Raya and he now hopes to follow in the Spaniard's shoes, by gaining further first team experience out on loan, in order to take his game onto the next level.

Raya enjoyed a successful loan spell with Conference side Southport during the 2014-15 season and now, at the age of 21, finds himself in possession of the number one shirt at Ewood Park.

"I found out yesterday (Monday)," added Fisher.

"David (Raya) gave me the hint, saying that he wasn't playing, so that was my chance.

"I was buzzing. I wanted a game, I wanted my debut and I was up for it.

"I couldn't have asked for any more, winning and getting a clean shee on my debut and I thought I did alright as well, so hopefully I can kick on from that.

"At my stage, getting out on loan is probably the next step, but it depends if teams come in, so let's see what happens.

"It's the next step for me and I think it would lift my game a bit, playing in front of a crowd and pulling off saves.

"David went to Southport and from there he's kicked on, so that's what I want to do.

"He's told me that that was probably the best thing that he's done, so I'd be all for it.

"If that doesn't happen, all I can do is keep training as hard as I can every day and hopefully the gaffer gives me a chance again."

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