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I'm just doing my job, says Raya

Dave's saves helped Rovers hold on for three points and earn a third clean sheet in the last four games

25 August 2018

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David Raya shook off talk of his fine display during Rovers' home victory over Brentford, saying afterwards "I’m there to make saves, that’s my job."

The Spanish stopper was alert in the second half to tip Nico Yennaris' curling effort onto the bar just one minute prior to Kasey Palmer's match-winning strike against the Bees.

And following the goal, the Barcelona-born number one produced an incredible save to stop Said Benrahma's long-range strike from equalising for the visitors.

But Raya was quick to pay tribute for a great all round team display against the Londoners in securing a victory.

“I’m there to make saves, that’s my job. My job is to keep the ball out of the net, the same as Kasey’s job is to score," he told iFollow Rovers post-match.
“It was a great ball from Joe [Rothwell] to Benno [Elliott Bennett] and we got fortunate when the ‘keeper tipped into the path of Kasey. Thankfully he put it in.
“The main thing was to keep a clean sheet and get the three points. The lads did extremely well defensively and going forward so I think we can be very pleased with our display.

“The main thing before the game was to play the way we played in counter attacking Brentford because they are a really good team. "

And David added that fortune was on Rovers' side, with Brentford cracking the woodwork on two occasions through Benrahma in the first half and Yennaris in the second.

“At the start we wanted the three points and in the end we got them. They had a few chances but we defended really well. They were always going to have the ball because they are a passing team, but we did the job and did what the gaffer wanted us to do.
“Sometimes you get lucky and we got that fortune at times with them having a couple of efforts off the bar and the post. I had to make a couple of saves but at the end of the day we got the three points and that’s all that matters."

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