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I want to be the first name on the teamsheet

"I’ve always wanted to be the main man and the first name on the team sheet. I really hope that’s what I’m heading towards"

2 January 2019

Rovers midfielder Lewis Travis says he wants to be the "main man" at the club following a second successive start in the Championship.

After impressing against Sheffield United, Travis was rewarded with a place in the lineup aganst West Bromwich Albion and produced a magical Man of the Match display against the Baggies.

And speaking afterwards, the 21-year-old says he's keen to be "the first name on the teamsheet" under Tony Mowbray.

“I’ve been waiting patiently this season for my chance and I feel I’ve taken those opportunities," the youngster told iFollow Rovers.
 
“In football, you don’t get many chances to show what you’re all about. I think I showed the gaffer what I can do, and with the Man of the Match award, I really hope I can stay in the team.
 
“The gaffer tells me to do what I’m good at, which is winning the ball back and getting the team moving up the pitch.
 
“I was a little nervous, especially playing against two of the top teams in the league. I think the nerves help me play better sometimes.
 
“The team grew in confidence as the game went on. Everybody in the team did what they could to ensure we held onto the win.
 
“I’ve always wanted to be the main man and the first name on the team sheet. I really hope that’s what I’m heading towards."
 
Speaking on the game, Travis was thrilled to get more minutes under his belt and play his part in starting 2019 on a high note following a frustrating festive period.
 

“I’m always buzzing to get gametime and I’m pleased that the gaffer gave me my chance. It’s a great three points for us," he added.

“We’ve played six of the top seven teams in recent weeks, and we knew it would be a hard run. It’s nice to come out of the run with a big three points.
 
“We understood that West Brom are a good team. We had to stick at it at times and defend resolutely as a unit.
 
“I thought we were always in control of the game. There wasn’t too much that was troubling us. I think they only had two or three crosses come into our box in the first half.
 
“In the past couple of games we’ve conceded late on. That’s been recognised and everyone kept their concentration levels high. 
 
“It’s massive for us to beat a team like West Brom."

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