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Darragh: Clean sheets key, but not the be all and end all

Lenihan says only wins will do at this stage of the season, no matter how it comes

14 March 2018

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Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan says clean sheets are nice, but wins are the only thing that count now, with just nine games of the season remaining.

With Rovers the top scorers in League One this term, Lenihan believes if everyone does their bit in the team then the club will be in a good place come the end of the campaign.
 
“If we do our job at the back then I’m sure the lads at the top of the pitch will score pretty much every game," he said.
 
“I know clean sheets are important, but it’s all about getting those wins at this stage of the season. If we are winning games and getting points on the board, that’s the main thing.

And reflecting on the latest win - a 3-0 result against Blackpool - Darragh feels Rovers negotiated a tricky hurdle pretty well, with a goal from Bradley Dack and an Adam Armstrong brace doing the damage.

“It was a brilliant win at the weekend, particularly after being disappointed with just the draw against Wigan a week earlier. We knew it was going to be a tough game, especially with Gary Bowyer being an ex-manager here.

“I felt we matched them and in the end ran out very good winners. With our position in the league, everyone will be wanting to beat us, but we’ll just focus on ourselves.
 
“The clean sheet was very good after letting two sloppy goals in against Wigan. We knew we needed to stay solid as a whole unit, which we did. The lads up front are always going to score and thankfully they did," he added.
 
“The players know that we need to take each one as it comes and Gillingham is the next big one."
 

We've nine games to go and the next one comes at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium next Saturday. Tickets remain for the clash and you can purchase yours by clicking here


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