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Craig: Teams will want to knock us off our perch

"Every team you play desperately wants to beat you," says Conway

22 February 2018

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Midfielder Craig Conway believes everyone will want to beat Rovers even more now the team are top of the table.

An experienced campaigner, Craig won promotion from the Championship during his days with Cardiff City, alongside current team-mate Peter Whittingham.
 
And although the Scot says there are different pressures now Rovers are the league leaders, the 32-year-old believes the team have reached the summit at the perfect moment of the campaign.
 
“We’ve hit the top of the league at the right time, in my opinion," the winger said. "Okay, Wigan have a few games in hand, but having been in that position before, I’d much rather have the points on the board than the games in hand.
 
“I’m sure Wigan will pick up points, but as long as you’re up there and fighting for every point then I’m sure things will work out fine for us.
 
“There always seems to be a team to come from nowhere and goes on a really good run between now and the end of the season. 
 
“But I’ve been in a position before at Cardiff where we’d been at the top for so long and every team you play desperately wants to beat you.
 
“You have to deal with that pressure. Teams have raised their game against us a lot this season and Walsall will do the same when we head down there on Saturday."
 
Tony Mowbray has already revealed that Conway will miss out on the trip to face the Saddlers after picking up a minor hamstring injury.
 
But buoyed by the victory against Bury last time out, Conway feels it's the perfect time for the team to cement their place at the summit.
 
“It was a good win for us the other night against Bury to put us in a good position in the league and take advantage of Wigan not playing in the league and Shrewsbury not playing on the night," he added.
 
“It’s back in our hands, certainly where the top two is concerned. We’ve put ourselves in a really good position now."

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