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Graham: We've got that winning feeling

The striker caught the eye with an impressive performance against Crewe on Wednesday, and says spirits are high in the dressing room

14 December 2017

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Danny Graham was delighted to help Rovers reach the Emirates FA Cup third round, and says victory over Crewe has given the Blues some momentum going into a busy period.

The striker scored the only goal as Tony Mowbray's men saw off Crewe at the Alexandra Stadium, and impressed with his overall display alongside Joe Nuttall.

Speaking after the game, Graham said it was rewarding to secure the hard-fought win ahead of Saturday's important league game against Charlton.

"It's pleasing, especially in the difficult conditions," he said.

"It wasn't nice out there, the pitch was very wet in certain areas, but we've come here and got the job done, and now we move on and focus on Charlton.

"It's a job well done, a professional job, a positive result, another win and a clean sheet - now we move on. 

"It's nice to keep a clean sheet, it gives everyone a boost. We're not going to score three and four every game we play away from home, so it's nice to grind one out.

"We knew that they like to try and play out from the back and we pressed them well; I found myself in the box and I managed to put it away.

"It's nice to score, but most importantly to keep that winning feeling."

During the second half, Graham almost scored what would have been a Goal of the Season contender, but was unlucky to see his first-time effort come back off the crossbar.

"I'm thinking it's in!," he added. "It's probably as sweet a strike as I've hit. Unlucky for it to clip off the bar, but some of them go in and some of them don't.

"I was on the scoresheet anyway, so I'm pleased with that.

"Everyone's contributing. I think we've got four players on eight goals, including Charlie [Mulgrew] who's a centre-half, so everyone's doing their bit.

"We're all pulling together every day in training and in games, we get right behind each other and the most important thing, everyone wants to do well for one another.

"We all want to be playing week-in week-out, but everyone gets their chance and everyone's producing, so long may it continue.

"As long as the team's winning and we're breeding confidence, it's a happy dressing room.

"It's chaos over Christmas; the games come thick and fast, and we're going to have to use our squad.

"You look around the bench on most weekends and they'd probably get in any team in League One, so everyone's going to be needed."

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