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Lads keen to repay fantastic support

Jack says Rovers must have the nous to deal with the Dons

27 February 2018

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Jack Payne says the only way to repay Rovers' fans for their terrific support on Tuesday night is to ensure the three points ultimately head to East Lancashire.

Another away game, another sell out. Rovers fans have travelled up and down the country this term and for the second successive game on the road, not a ticket remains.

Tony Mowbray will have more that 700 members of his Blue and White Army in attendance in south London.

And loanee Payne says Rovers must rise to the occasion and make sure the supporters are sent home happy.

“It was like a home game at Walsall with the fantastic support," Jack said when reflecting on the weekend win with reporters. "It makes a difference and we really appreciate it.
“It’s incredible to sell out another long trip and we’ll be looking to repay that support with the three points on Tuesday night."
Jack wasn't part of the Rovers family when the Dons visited and won at Ewood Park at the start of the season.
But he says those that were involved that day and himself will have that extra motivation to get revenge come Tuesday evening.
“We owe Wimbledon one. We want to get our own back, but at this stage of the season, every game has to be treated as a cup final," the 23-year-old added.
“Added to the fact they beat us at our place, that’ll just give us that extra edge to get ourselves over the line.
“It’s a tight pitch and they’ll try and make it ugly for us. We need to get on the ball, get creative, get some chances and score some goals.
“They’ll try and make it scrappy for us, but we’ve all been around long enough to get around that."

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