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Charlie chomping at the bit

Mulgrew urges side to gain momentum ahead of hectic Festive period - starting at Bury

16 November 2017

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A key period in every season, Rovers skipper Charlie Mulgrew says it's time for "everybody to step up" and insists the side can still gain automatic promotion this term - but knows going on a winning run will be critical to earning that goal.

Mulgrew, who's played all but one of Rovers' League One games this season, admits he's been frustrated by the stop-start campaign so far, with a couple of international breaks this season.

But with no internationals until March next year, Mulgrew is eager for constant club games to be the catalyst for Rovers.

"We're looking forward to getting back playing," he told iFollow.

"It's important to go on a run now and we're looking forward to hopefully starting that on Saurday.

"We've won a few away games in a row earlier in the season, but it's important for a team that wants to get promotion goes on a run and with a lot of games coming up we can get a few good results, a few wins on the board.

"We've got three or four months now of a consistent run of games as it's been quite stop-start with the breaks we've had at times so far this season."

And the captain still insists Rovers can hunt down the top two automatic promotion places in the division.

"There's still more to come from us in terms of going on a run," he said.

"We've got ourselves in a good position so far and have a couple of games in hand.

"The top two is still the target and we'll be doing all we can to ensure we get there.

"It's tough when you're the favourites and everyone wants to beat you. It's been difficult to break teams down - particularly at Ewood - when teams come and sit behind the ball, but we knew that would be the case at times.

"It's time for everybody to step up, take the pressures on and win games.

"Every game in this league's tough. Everybody wants to beat you, but we're certainly up for the challenge and up for the battle.

"Hopefully our football will come out on top and we'll win the game."

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