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Dom's long-term thinking...

Samuel eager to look at the bigger picture as he reflects on Charlton and momentum taking Rovers further

1 May 2018

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Dominic Samuel says it's important everyone looks at the season as a whole, despite seeing Rovers' long unbeaten run come to an end last weekend.

There was disappointment all round after Rovers lost to Charlton Athletic on Saturday, but Samuel says spirits remain high in the camp, ahead of the last game of the season against Oxford United.

“We’ve lost twice in 34 games. We need to remember that our main goal this season was to be promoted and that’s exactly what we’ve done," the striker said to iFollow Rovers.

“Saturday was just one of those games for us. They got a lucky goal which came from a wicked deflection.
 
“We’re not deflated. We’re still buzzing from achieving promotion and as a footballer you need to put those disappointments behind you, look at the bigger picture and look to the next game."
 
And Samuel adds that his move down a division, after departing Reading in the summer, is one that has certainly paid off, admitting that heading north was a "risk".
 
“It’s been a great campaign. Taking a step down from Reading in the summer was a risk, but I knew what the gaffer was like and all about his plans to get straight back up," the 24-year-old said openly.
 
“It’s been brilliant what the gaffer has done for us and now we’re going to be in the Championship, I see no reason why momentum can’t potentially take us into the Premier League again in the future."

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