Loanee goalkeeper ready to get started for his new side.
Chris Neal is ready to fill the void left by giant German goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann, having arrived on a month’s loan from fellow Sky Bet League One club, Port Vale.
Neal’s arrival acts as cover for Stuckmann who sustained a shoulder injury in last week’s game against his parent club.
“I sat on the bench here for the Port Vale game (last week) and saw what the team were about and it looks positive and hopefully I can come in and contribute,” said Neal.
“I’ve been sitting on the bench at Port Vale for most of the season due to injury earlier on in the season so for me to come here and hopefully play a few games is just what I need.
“It’s a great club with a fantastic manager, there’s a great set of lads and I want to come in and play some games.”
Neal’s enthusiasm to get going when Walsall visit on Tuesday night was evident and he called on the Rovers supporters to back the side, which you can do using the ‘Voucher A’ scheme that the club have put in place.
“I think they’ve only lost four games all season and are third in the league but coming here will be a tough game for them,” Neal said of Sean O’Driscoll’s Saddlers.
“We’ve done a bit of shape work with the manager today so we know what to expect and we’re under no illusions that it will be a tough game but hopefully we can pick up three points.
“Hopefully we can get back to winning ways at home in front of a home crowd and I hope they can come out and support us on a Tuesday night.”