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It's been a week to remember

Rovers have earned seven points out of a possible nine from the last three games

25 August 2019

Elliott Bennett believes that the last seven days have shown that Rovers have turned a corner early into the 2019-20 campaign.

Tony Mowbray's charges began the season with two defeats from the opening two encounters against Charlton Athletic and then away to Fulham.

But it's since been a memorable last four games in all competitions for Rovers, who booked their place in round two of the Carabao Cup by beating Oldham Athletic late on.

That victory against The Latics proved to be something of a springboard for the group, who went on to earn back-to-back 1-0 victories against Middlesbrough and then Hull City, priot to Saturday's draw against Cardiff City.

And Bennett now says things are looking up, with Rovers comfortably sitting in mid-table after five league games, and with Premier League Sheffield United to come in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

“The Hull win was a really good away performance," Bennett reflected.

“Sometimes last season we’d have been 1-0 up and then been camped on the edge of our own box.

“More often than not we conceded late goals but we’ve managed to stem the tide of that happening.

“I think we’re disappointed ultimately not to win the game but another clean sheet is definitely something to build on.

“It was disappointing to lose the first two games, particularly the first one at home," he added.

“We never like to lose games at home. Fulham was always going to be tough, a team that’s just come down from the Premier League but I thought we gave a good account of ourselves."

After the clash against The Blades in midweek, Rovers will look to round off a tricky August - on paper - by taking something from the clash against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.

A result in The Midlands will ensure Rovers head into the international break full of confidence.

“We’ve got seven points from the next three and now Sheffield United away in the cup to look forward to and then West Brom," he added excitedly.

“I’ve never seen a game like that one there last season but hopefully we can go there and get another result.”


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