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Chaplow Awaits Chance

25 February 2016

Midfielder could make 350th appearance in game over old club Millwall.

Richard Chaplow won’t let sentiment get in the way of aiming for three points against old club Millwall on Saturday.

The midfielder left the Lions in the summer and says he would revel in a victory; however it materialised.

“I don’t want to be fighting at this end of the league and didn’t see ourselves here,” said Chaplow.

“But this is where we are right now so we have to get a win on the board as quickly as possible and build on that.

“I’m sure it will be a tough game for us and we’ll have to move the ball around well and try and ask the right questions of their formation and hopefully on the day we can dominate the ball and possession. I back us to get the win.”

Chaplow, should he feature, will make his 350th senior appearance and has backed himself to deliver if and when called upon.

“It’d be fantastic (to replicate the Barnsley winner), I always back myself when I’m on the pitch to pull out moments like that or try and influence the team in moments like that.
“I’m sure that the more I get grooved in to the formation that we’re playing then we’ll see more of those moments appearing.

“I left Millwall in the summer but they’re going well at the moment, are a strong outfit and have a manager (Neil Harris) who knows the club well and has the club playing in the right Millwall fashion – which is aggressive and pressing, giving 110% which the fans won’t accept any less than.

“Some of the fans didn’t like it (Chaplow’s honest approach) and some of them accepted it and took my word.

“I have no qualms with anyone or anything there. I loved my time there, met some amazing people but at the end of the day we’ll be going out against them on Saturday and hopefully get the three points.”

See Richard in action when Rovers host Millwall at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Tickets can be bought via 01302 762576 or the banner below:

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