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Danny dedicates his double

Graham eager to continue starting and scoring for Rovers after seventh and eighth goals of the season

31 December 2017

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Two-goal Danny Graham dedicated his brace to his twins as he bagged both for Rovers on his children's birthday.

Graham scored early in each half to twice put Rovers ahead, but Scunthorpe responded on both occasions, pegging the hosts back to earn a point at Ewood Park.

"It's my boys' birthday today. They're identical twins so there's a goal each for them today," Danny told iFollow.

"In fact I remember them both being born last year and I got a goal a day later against Huddersfield.

"It's nice to get the two goals, even though it's disappointing to not get the three points. The mistakes for the two goals are what have killed us, but it's another game unbeaten and we move on.

"It's frustrating to not capitalise on Wigan's result last night but we have to keep our focus, stick together and I think come the end of the season we'll be in the top two.

"We've found a way to get results, we're unbeaten and everyone has played their part in that from the lads to all the fans, too.

"I think we're in a good place. At one point we were 12 points behind Shrewsbury and now we're only three, so we're showing that we are hunting them down.

"It's frustrating to get the two early goals and allowing them back in the game. We have taken four points of Scunthorpe this season, a strong team, and we move forward to Rotherham away.

"The performance was better, and we'll be in tomorrow and look ahead to a tough clash."

And ahead of the New Year's Day trip to the New York Stadium, Graham is eager to continue starting and continue scoring when Rovers make the trip to south Yorkshire on Monday.

But Danny's equally aware of what a tricky test is will be for the visitors.

"They have scored the most goals in the division at home but we'll go there full of confidence, recover by resting, eating well and sleeping well and go there looking to get the three points," Graham added.

"I'm getting a run in the team now starting the last three games, which is great. 

"We have plenty of competition for places. It's my longest starting run in the team and it's nice to be in amongst the goals, so long may that continue."

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