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David: A fantastic test for us

The goalkeeper is looking forward to coming face to face with Premier League strikers tomorrow night

24 September 2018

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Rovers number one David Raya believes the team should relish the challenge on Tuesday night when we take on Premier League side AFC Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.

Following victories against Carlisle United and Lincoln City in the earlier rounds, the Cherries will provide a much sterner test for Tony Mowbray's side in round three of the competition.

Eddie Howe's side have had a good start to the season but suffered a big defeat at the weekend, whilst Rovers were triumphant at Stoke City.

“They got beat 4-0 at the weekend and our aim is to just do our best, try to win and progress to the next round, Raya said to iFollow Rovers.
“It’ll be a good test for us and a chance to see how we get on against really good Premier League players. 
“It’s one of the longest journeys we could have got, but we’re looking forward to it and hoping to book our place into the next round."

Rovers have had a good start to life back in the Championship; losing just once in league and cup competitions so far.

And Raya says that the way Rovers saw out the latest game at the bet365 Stadium against Stoke showed everyone what the team are all about.

“It was intense and we didn’t make it easy for ourselves in the end after dominating for the majority of the game. Everybody fought hard and we got the result in the end," David added.

“We’re pleased with the start we have made to this season. It’s been really good coming up from League One and I don’t think many expected this start from us.
“We have to focus on ourselves with the aim of getting points in every game. We want to push every team and if we do that then we will see how we go over the next few months."

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