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Arma eager to keep the run going

“Hopefully this is the starting point to really kick on now, especially with two games coming up at our place"

23 September 2019

Rovers' first two games of September have earned six points, and Adam Armstrong says the target must now be a hat-trick of victories in month two of the season.

The 22-year-old got off the mark for the season by scoring a screamer in the latest win - a 2-1 triumph at Reading at the weekend.

It's a weight off the shoulders of the forward, with a more confident Armstrong showing his quality after curling beyond the dive of The Royals' Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael Cabral.

And speaking afterwards, the attacker was thrilled to help Rovers record back-to-back wins.

“It’s a massive win and I thought we saw the game out excellently in the final 10 minutes, the three points is huge for us," he reflected to iFollow Rovers post-match.

“We have a good squad who knows when to attack and when to sit off and I thought it was a great three points.

“I’m happy with my goal. It’s nice to hit the back of the net and I think it’s one that’s been coming because I feel that I’ve been getting into good areas to score.

“I always have belief in myself. You’re going to have to make a lot of runs for the team and sometimes the ball comes to you and sometimes it doesn’t.

“The gaffer gives you chances and hopefully I can keep up the goals. Stewy [Downing] passed it across and I knew as soon as I touched it that I was going to go for goal.

“As soon as it left my foot I knew it was going in. I knew I’d hit it well and it was similar to the one I scored against Blackpool in pre-season. It was nice to see it hit the back of the net.

“The next goal is massive and we knew we couldn’t switch off. It was scrappy towards the end but we saw it out well.

“Three points is what we came for and we achieved that," he added.

“When you come to places like Reading it’s always tough, but these are the games we need to come to and win to keep pushing us up the league.

“Hopefully this is the starting point to really kick on now, especially with two games coming up at our place."


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