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Strike Delights Keegan

21 December 2015

Midfielder hopes Rovers fans enjoyed just his second ever goal.

Paul Keegan said that he was hopeful that both he and his Doncaster Rovers teammates had rewarded the fans who watched Saturday’s 3-3 thriller at league leaders Burton Albion.

In the first ever football league meeting between the pair, both sides served up an enthralling encounter with Keegan’s second half free kick the pick of the goals.

“They were brilliant and I’m sure it was a good game for them to enjoy, he said.

“We want to play well and do well for the fans and show them goals, not us conceding goals and we want to play well in the forthcoming weeks.”

Keegan notched only his second ever Rovers goal in his 124th appearance for the club – and celebrated wildly!

“We were lucky enough to get the free kick on the edge of the box and luckily it’s gone in,” he said.

“I’ve hit a few back in the day but they’ve not all gone in.

“I fancied myself because I do practice in training, so I’ve been knocking on the door for a goal for a while so I’m happy I got it.

“It was nice to get on and it’s nice to be back and involved.”

Keegan bemoaned an injury hit campaign on a personal level but is now looking to contribute to a renaissance going in to the New Year.

“The whole team’s done well and being playing good stuff but I don’t think we’ll be too happy at how we played (against Burton), because we’re better than that,” he said.

“Its been a slow start to the year but once I get ready and work hard in training then hopefully I can take my chance. The goals we conceded weren’t good enough or acceptable.

“We conceded three sloppy goals and we haven’t been doing that of late so we need to cut it out.

“It (the comeback) shows that we’ve got character in the team and lads who step up when needed. We have a great team spirit amongst us at the moment.”

Keegan will be in action against one time employers Scunthorpe United on Boxing Day. Tickets are available by clicking beneath or calling 01302 762576.

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