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David's disappointment...

It was a bittersweet day for Rovers goalkeeper David Raya against Rotherham United

10 November 2018

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David Raya's return to the Rovers starting XI didn't go to plan in terms of the scoreline against Rotherham United, but the Spaniard reflected on a bittersweet afternoon.

The 23-year-old suffered a horrific facial injury just two weeks ago in a collision with West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez.

But after missing last week's victory against QPR, Raya was back in-between the sticks against the Millers today at Ewood Park.

And whilst pleased to play, the Barcelona-born custodian was left frustrated by the 1-1 scoreline, despite the hosts dominating.

“It’s been a tough last couple of weeks. It’s a horrible injury but I’m back now and need to train and play with a mask for the next six weeks," Raya explained.

“I trained on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, spoke to the gaffer and he left things up to me with regard playing.

“It shows he has faith in me. If I wasn’t feeling right then I wouldn’t have played and risked things for the team. The gaffer left it up to me.

“I think we deserved more and were the better team. In the second half we were on top of them and should have got all three points.

“It’s frustrating because we had a lot of chances, but it was one of those. They got the goal and we battled back to earn the point."

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