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Three points the perfect present for birthday boy Darragh

Lenihan wants to celebrate turning 24 with win at Gillingham

16 March 2018

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Turning 24 is not too much of a memorable occasion, but for Darragh Lenihan, a win at Gillingham at the weekend would make it exactly that.

The Irishman creeps into his mid-20s on Friday but won't be celebrating his big day unless Rovers get the victory down in Kent on Saturday.
 
And ahead of the trip down to the south-east, Darragh says thinking too far ahead will result in Rovers heading into "dangerous waters" and adds that the only thought is getting the right result at Priestfield Stadium for the first of nine huge games.
 
“Gillingham is the next big one. It’s a long journey but every club has to do it," he said. "We have to get on with it and make sure we get the three points on Saturday afternoon. It’s an important next few weeks for us.
 
“You can’t look past the next game because if you do then you enter dangerous waters. We’re focussed on Gillingham and are treating every game as a cup final.
 
“We know it will be a really tough game. They have some good players and beat Portsmouth last week. We need to be giving it our all."
 
With Shrewsbury playing Scunthorpe and Wigan in FA Cup action against Southampton, it may be seen as a good opportunity for Rovers to perhaps extend their lead at the top of the table. But Darragh says he isn't interested in those games - not until 5pm, anyway.
 
“I don’t really think about other teams, to be honest. The focus is on ourselves and we just need to get the three points. Come Saturday evening then of course we’ll check the results.
 
“You want to see how you are getting on but if we take care of our own results then we know we’ll be top of the table. We just need to get promoted, whether that be first or second. The play-offs are always a lottery so no club really wants that. Once we get promoted then we can start looking at what position we can finish in."
 

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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