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A constructive combination

Corry Evans and Lewis Travis have been crucial to Rovers' rise up the table - and the stats don't lie

10 December 2019

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The midfield duo of Corry Evans and Lewis Travis have quietly gone about their business simply and effectively for Rovers in recent weeks.

The pair have been crucial to Rovers' recent upturn in fortunes, scrapping and battling for every ball to ensure the team are secure defensively but also assist in starting attacking moves.

The statistics certainly back up the claims to let the double act carry on their fine work at the heart of the Rovers midfield as well.

Rovers have an incredible record in the 13 games that they've played together - winning 10, drawing only once and losing just twice.

They've started the last three games as Rovers picked up the points against Brentford, Stoke City and most recently Derby County, and are expected to be in the lineup again on Wednesday night as Rovers go in search of a fifth successive Championship triumph at Swansea City.

And speaking of the partnership, Travis is thrilled that his link up with the Northern Ireland international is bearing fruit for Tony Mowbray's side.

“I think I saw an encouraging statistic regarding the partnership between me and Corry over the last couple of years," he admitted to iFollow Rovers.

"I think I read that we’ve only lost two of the 11 games we’ve played together.

“That record shows there’s a relationship there so hopefully we can keep it going.

“We’re both similar players in that we like to win the ball back and dispossess the opposition. It’s working well for us and we’re gelling well. It can only get better.

“I think the main job for me and Corry is to defend well for the team and let the four players in front of us to do their thing at the top end of the pitch.

“We need to take things game by game and hopefully help shoot us up the league a bit more."

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