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Right place right time for Samuel

2 October 2017

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Dominic Samuel always had the belief and confidence that he would get back amongst the goals for Rovers.

After four goals in August, the striker has endured a frustrating September, but finally found the back of the net to help clinch a 1-0 win over one of his former clubs Gillingham.

Samuel had twice struck the woodwork in the previous Ewood encounter against Rotherham, so was delighted when his first half effort hit the back of the net.

"As a striker when you go a few games without scoring it is important that you keep the confidence up," he told iFollow Rovers.

"You keep working hard for the team and eventually the hard work will pay off and that is what has happened.

"It just shows being in the right place at the right time counts, you need to get in the six-yard box and that's where I was and I was happy to get another goal.

"Coming up against a team that I played well for a couple of years ago it was just my luck that I scored against them. Gillingham made it hard for us, but I'm so glad I got back on the scoresheet.

"A lot of games this year are going to be tough because are going to set up against us. Gillingham made it really difficult for us, especially in the second half by staying compact, but we stuck together kept moving the ball and got the goal.

"Sometimes there are games where you can move the ball around and sometimes you have to fight first.

"It is a long season, you can't get over-excited, stay humble, get back into training and keep working on what we need to improve on."

Rovers are back in action at Ewood this Tuesday night when they entertain Bury in the second group match of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Advance prices are £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions (65+ and ages 12-17) and free for juniors, when accompanied by a paying adult, up until 6pm on the day of the game.

Thereafter, matchday prices are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2.50 for juniors.

Buy online at, in store at Ewood Park, or via the call centre on 01254 372000.

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