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Darragh desperate to deliver the goods

“We can’t be depending to score three goals every game to win matches, so we need to be more organised as a team"

25 November 2019

Darragh Lenihan says regular shut outs must be on the order for Rovers as the team bid for a second win in a matter of days when Brentford visit Ewood Park on Wednesday night.

Lenihan returned to the starting XI against Barnsley on Saturday as Rovers secured a 3-2 victory against The Tykes.

It's a second successive home triumph for Tony Mowbray's men, and whilst pleased with the three points, Lenihan admits clean sheets have to be a priority having gone 10 games without stopping opponents from scoring.

The ideal opportunity to arrest that record comes in midweek when Thomas Frank's Londoners head north, and it's a game that Lenihan knows will be a tough test.

“We’ll be striving over the next few weeks to get more clean sheets because it sets you up to win games," the Irish centre back admitted to iFollow Rovers.

“We can’t be depending to score three goals every game to win matches, so we need to be more organised as a team, and I’m sure we will. Defensively we have to be very good.

“It was good to be back. I was a bit leggy at the end.

“Hopefully I can push on now and be injury-free for the rest of the campaign.

“Brentford are a very good footballing side and we’ll have our work cut out against them, but we have belief in the group now.

“The three points against Barnsley will give us more confidence going into the game, and had we lost it would have been a must win.

“It’s still a big game, but it just gives us that big more confidence going into the game," he added.

“Consistency in this league is huge, as Aston Villa showed at the back end of last season.

“They went on a run and ended up getting in the play-offs. Hopefully we can do the same, then you never know what can happen.”


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