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Craig hoping to take on old foe for milestone match

Craig Conway could clock up Rovers appearance number 200 on Sunday - against a former arch rival...

3 May 2019

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As a former Cardiff City player with 67 appearances to his name as a Bluebird, there's more than just the one reason Craig Conway wants to beat Swansea City on Sunday.

Conway spent two-and-a-half years with Cardiff before making the move north to link up with Rovers in January 2014, where he has become a real stalwart.

He's provided more than five years of solid service during his time at Ewood Park, and should he play against the Swans on Sunday, it'll be game number 200 for the flanker, who turned 34 earlier this week.

“I’m at the age now where milestones clock up and I’m so proud to play 199 games for the club," the experienced winger told iFollow Rovers ahead of the final game of the season.

“To reach 200 - at any club - is a fantastic achievement. Hopefully I can top off 200 games with a goal, that would be great, especially against Swansea.

“We want to finish the season well and to send the fans into the summer looking forward to next season."

Of the 199 games since signing, 25 of those outings have come this term in all competitions in the blue-and-white.

And reflecting on the campaign as a whole, Conway's been content with how things have gone, but admits he'd have loved to have got more minutes under his belt.

“This season has been one that I’d have liked to have played more in," he added honestly.

"I’ve spoken to the gaffer about that a few times, but it’s one of those things in football, it happens.

“But when I have played I feel I’ve done well.

“There’s been a little niggle here and there and I’ve never really had a run in the team. When I came back in against Derby I just nicked my thigh a little bit, which probably sums up my season really.

“When I’ve been asked to do a job I do believe I’ve done well. Overall I’m really happy and feel good. Hopefully I can get my 200th appearance on Sunday."

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