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Paul targeting top two

Rovers could move into the automatic promotion places on Saturday

28 December 2017

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Paul Downing is confident that Rovers can win promotion from League One this season, but says he's taking each game as it comes.

The Blues sit just one point and one place below second-placed Shrewsbury in the standings, and face a tough test against Scunthorpe at Ewood Park this weekend.

While Downing is refusing to look too far ahead, he knows that maximum points from the next two games would leave Rovers in a strong position.

“We're looking forward to the two games coming up against Scunthorpe and Rotherham," he said.

“Scunthorpe won again in midweek, they’re a good team with some good players. The game at their place was a difficult one.

“They’ve got a strong team, so we’ll have to rest up and be ready for it. 

“I think we’re in a strong position and have to see where we come out after the festive period. If we can get six points from the next two games, we’ll re-assess.

“Shrewsbury don’t look like going away and teams like Scunthorpe and Bradford will be chasing us, but we’ll just concentrate on ourselves.

“If we can focus on getting three points every week, we’ll make the top two, I’m sure. 

“We have to be respectful of the other teams in the league. Teams raise their game here at Ewood and there is a lot of quality in this division.

“As long as we’re winning, that’s the main thing."

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