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Whittingham: I knew it would take time

Peter feels settled at Rovers now and believes everything is starting to click

7 December 2017

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Spending over 10 years at one place is a long time. So maybe it was expected that Peter Whittingham would take a little while to settle into life at Rovers.

And the midfielder admits that he's now familiar with his new surroundings and believes his - and Rovers' - best football is just around the corner.

"With a big overhaul of changes it was always going to take a bit of time for us all to settle in and get to know each other both on an off the pitch," Peter said.

"I was at Cardiff for 10-and-a-half years, so it was always going to be a big change moving away and getting to know the new lads, and I think it was the same for a few in the squad as well.

"It was always going to be tough coming from somewhere where I'd been for so long, but I feel we're finally getting there. Everyone's starting to gel and know each other's game as each match progresses."

The 33-year-old has been a regular feature in Tony Mowbray's midfield since signing in the summer and Whittingham's pretty pleased with how things have gone in recent times, with Rovers unbeaten in their last eight League One games.

"We're playing well at the moment and we're scoring plenty of goals," the midfielder said.

"It's a catch-22 situation at the moment because we're probably conceding one or two more than we'd like. It seems to finally be clicking for us though.

"Winning games always breeds confidence, particularly the way we're winning. We want to keep the wins coming. If we do that then we will find ourselves in the top two and will hopefully be there to stay."

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