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Samuel: Being versatile is crucial

Dom willing to play anywhere to help the team

5 December 2017

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Rovers striker Dominic Samuel is hopeful of more starts to come after an impressive weekend display against Crewe Alexandra.

The 23-year-old striker bagged a brace and assist against the Railwaymen after playing in a two with Danny Graham prior to Rekeem Harper's sending off. He ended the half playing on the wing to add another body to the midfield.

Once his strike partner was replaced at the break and Elliott Bennett saw red, Samuel was up top playing the lone frontman, and despite the different roles on the day, Rovers' number 9 says it's all part of the game.

"As a footballer you have to learn to play more than one position and be versatile," he said.

"Wherever the gaffer puts me - whether it be in a front two, front three or up on my own - I will do everything I can for the team.

"It's up to the boss who he plays. As a player you have to continue working hard, improving and showing what you can do. I've had to be patient but hope I've shown what I am about playing in a couple of different roles at the weekend."

And speaking of the weekend, Samuel says that morale in the camp is still high ahead of the trip to Peterborough United at the weekend.

Some would have thought the draw against Crewe would have dampened Rovers' spirits, but it's not the case, according to Dom.

"We've still got plenty of confidence and that winning feeling," he said.

"The confidence is still in the changing room and we're on a good unbeaten run.

"We know that the next game is always a hard one but we have so much belief in ourselves."


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