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Wellens: We Have To Perform On The Day

6 December 2013

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Richie Wellens spoke to Rovers Player in the build up to the Bolton Wanderers game this weekend.

He said;“I think we have changed our mentality a bit over the past few games which as allowed us to come from behind to win or draw. It's something we had not done this season till the QPR game. What we try and do is stay in the game rather than go all out to win the game. We are making ourselves harder to beat and the longer the game goes on opportunities to win it come up like against QPR. It has boosted our confidence levels and we beat what I consider is the best team in the league, so its done massive good for all of us.


“When everybody is fit we have to make sure we firstly stop in this league, which allows the club chance to build. At this moment there are so many top clubs above to even contemplate play offs. I would be happy with being around mid table this season, which would be a good first season back. Staying up will give us a good foundation.

“Other than the other night when I had a slight injury I think I have been playing well. I’m not one for coming off injured and usually I have to be dragged off.

“Bolton are a big club and have some big players but it’s not happened this season yet for them and they are down with us. It’s nice to hold our own against bigger clubs with larger wage bills such as Bolton, Middlesbrough and Birmingham. We know it will be a tough game but we have just beat one of the favourites but we have to perform on the day. We have to do a our basics right in games because we can beat anyone playing that way especially in this league.”

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