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Richie Reaps Rewards

8 October 2014

Midfielder's performance merited a goal and he says there could, and should, be more.

Richie Wellens spoke of his delight at Rovers’ progression to the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a convincing win over League Two Burton Albion.

The 34 year old rolled back the years with an imperious and commanding performance against the Brewers.

“It was easier than we thought. They've played QPR and Wigan and beat them so we thought it was going to be a lot more difficult. They sat off us and we passed and moved and created a lot of chances.

“It was a matter of being patient when we had to play the ball forward but they didn’t create many chances and the ball in and around the box could have fallen to them and thankfully they didn't take them but we should have won four or five nil to be honest,” he said.

Wellens netted his first goal of the season with a composed third in what turned in to a comfortable evening’s work for the midfielder, who says he wants to be a bit more selfish in front of goal.

“I should have had a couple at Scunthorpe and because we play a system with only one holding midfielder, it allows me to get forward. I hate holding because it restricts me and I’m hoping if the gaffer keeps me advanced I can contribute more goals - I think there's ten in me - then I’m happy,” he said.

“I can see a pass and put people in but I always want to set people up so if I’m going to be a bit greedier I’ll shoot more often and grab more goals so I might be a bit more selfish.

“I’ve won this competition three times, all at the Millennium Stadium, and it was a great day out in front of 50,000 people. When do players get to play at Wembley? Not very often so it is there if we keep showing attitude when it comes to the cup games I’m sure we'll be in with a chance.”

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