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David eyeing up a perfect week

Spaniard wants cup progress and much more over the next few days

26 August 2018

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David Raya wants three wins from three to make it a memorable week for Rovers as the hectic schedule continues.

The Spaniard has been in great form this season and has three clean sheets in his last four outings for Rovers.

The 22-year-old played his part in our most recent win and shutout against Brentford on Saturday, impressively denying Nico Yennaris and then Said Benrahma either side of Kasey Palmer's match-winning strike.

And touching on the victory, Raya says people are starting to see the best of Rovers.

“Every three points are important. We started very well and we got a little unlucky at Ipswich with their late goal," he told iFollow Rovers when reflecting on Rovers' start.

"But we’re still unbeaten and we have to see that. We’re not afraid of anybody and we have enough quality to fight for everything.

“It’s not how you start, it’s how you end it. We have confidence of getting three points in every game. We won’t get carried away. We know what we’re good at and what we need to work on.

“We’re going out with the aim of fighting to be towards the top of the table. Let’s see where we are in a few months.

“It’s not just me, it starts from the strikers. They are the first line of defence. We’ve been doing the right things and as a goalkeeper I’m very pleased with the work everybody puts in to defend as a unit."

Looking forward, Rovers have a busy schedule in the cup and the league, with Lincoln City visiting in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night before the bread and butter of the Championship returns on Sunday when we take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

And Raya sees no reason why we can't continue our fine run this week.

“The games come thick and fast. We need to be ready for Tuesday and then get ready for a trip to Bristol City before the international break," he added.

“We want to get through in the cup and then get the three points in Bristol. It would be great and the dream start for us, to be unbeaten in the first month of the season. That’ll hopefully give us even more confidence to carry things on.

“We will get a rest in the international break and then we will come back for a home game against Aston Villa. First up, our focus is all on Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup next week."

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