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Flynn: Winner Takes All!

25 April 2013

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Manager Brian Flynn spoke to Rovers Player ahead of the game on Saturday, which he has described as ‘winner takes all’.

Rovers face Brentford at Griffin Park in arguably the biggest game in the whole of England and Brian has gone on record to say that his team will go there to take all three points.


“There’s no nerves in games like this, it’s more excitement and adrenaline,” said Flynn


“We’re looking forwards to the challenge of this winner takes all game.


“People are looking at it that we can settle for the draw, but we don’t look at it like that. We will go down there looking for the win.


“Our away record gives our players confidence. If we go a goal down away from home we still believe that we can get the victory, and have done on many occasions this season.”


After last weekend defeat to Notts County, Rovers have had a full week of training and Brian has said that his team will be ready for the challenge.


“We started again Monday morning, after the Notts County game, and trained really well. We now look forward to the big one and we are ready for it - it’s what we have been working toward all season.


“I think we are the underdogs in a sense; we are away from home and Brentford have the best home record in the league. On the other hand we have the best away record in the league so something has to give.


“The game has been labeled the biggest in the whole of Europe, by some, which we have to take that as a compliment, not only us but Brentford as well, it shows how competitive this league has been.”


When asked if he would have taken the position that Rovers are in considering last season’s relegation and the summer squad re-build Brian said: “At the start of the season when I came in and met with Dean Saunders and Brian Carey. We sat and tried to chart the season and the first thing that we talked about is the snowball effect of relegation and combatting that.


“Now we find ourselves with only one point needed to secure promotion, so we would definitely have taken that the start of the season.”


On our opponents Brentford Brian said: “I’ve seen them play many times this season so we know what we are up against.


“They’ve got some talented players, there’s no doubt about that, but so have we.


“If we start well in the first twenty minutes, that will be important. I have found that when we do start brightly we control games better.


“When we get a degree of control the frustration might spill into the crowd because they know that they have to win.”

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