Stopper won't allow birthday celebrations to distract from clean sheet aims.Marko Marosi has insisted that, despite his current run of games as first choice goalkeeper, he is taking nothing for granted.
The Slovakian will celebrate his 23rd birthday on Sunday and is looking to cap off his weekend with a clean sheet and, more importantly, a fourth straight win when Rovers cross the Pennines to Blackpool on Saturday.
“Maybe I’ll be at home with my missus, that’s it, I’m not that kind of a person,” outlined Marosi ahead of any potential celebrations.
“I’m chilled out and laid back.
“I’m just happy to be playing to be honest, there’s a lot to improve on. Hopefully I will play a lot more games and help the team.
“Patience is massive. That’s the most important thing and that’s what I’ve always said to myself. I’ve been here three years and kept telling myself that I need to keep patient and work hard and it will come. I’m enjoying it so much and I’m grateful to the gaffer for playing for me.”
Rovers travel to Bloomfield Road, looking to build on their recent run of form, which, in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Colchester saw the stopper produce a string of outstanding saves.
“They’re a good team,” he said of the Tangerines.
“We just want to go there and try our best, work hard for each other and stick with the game plan and hopefully come out with a result.
“You have to find a way to win no matter what. Things might be going against you but you have to find a way or try your best to find a way!
“I’m feeling really good. I feel fit and healthy but as you know goalkeepers – look at Gigi Buffon who is 40 or 41 – they hit their peak in their thirties so I do have a lot to learn and a lot of time but I don’t want to be saying to myself that I’ve got lots of time.
“I want to do my best every day in training and in games and push myself as much as I can to develop and progress.”