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Don't let the good work go to waste

Danny Graham says Rovers must back a winning week up with another three points against old club Derby County

5 December 2019

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Danny Graham says Rovers go into this weekend's home clash against Derby County in confident mood, but adits it's important for the hard work to not unravel against The Rams.

A buoyant Rovers have won the last three games after defeating Barnsley, Brentford and then Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

Tony Mowbray's side have earned three victories on the bounce on home turf coming into this weekend, whilst Phillip Cocu's visitors have suffered losses in each of their last four outings on their travels.

And Graham, who spent a part of the 2005-06 campaign with Derby, says it's imperative that the mood remains good come 5pm on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s been a massive week for us," the frontman admitted. The previous run we were on was nowhere near good enough and you could feel the unrest around the place and amongst the fanbase.

“To turn it round with a week like we’ve had is great, but we need to keep going and have some big tests coming up, so let’s make sure we don’t undo the hard work.

“You could feel the unrest around the place and during games. I think it rubbed off on players at certain points as well.

“The run we were on was quite bad with one or two wins in 10 mixed in with a number of losses in that time.

“So for the boys to bounce back like we have, win three games in a week to propel us up the league, massive credit hs to go to everyone involved.

“The win over Brentford showed what we can do. It was a contrast to the performance against Barnsley, where it was only about getting the result on the board.

“We’ve seen against a very good side in Brentford exactly what we can do, taking a chance and defending really well to get the clean sheet.

“We then went to Stoke, who are a good team on paper despite being in the bottom three, and the fans are probably expecting a comfortable win," he added.

“Tosin [Adarabioyo] and Darragh [Lenihan] did very well against a big handful in Sam Vokes and we went on to win the game.

“That’s given us more confidence and belief, so hopefully we can bottle it up and go again this weekend."

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