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28 September 2016

Striker John Marquis wants Rovers to finish a tough week on a high.

John Marquis has said that Rovers need to get a result in Saturday’s enticing fixture against Portsmouth if they want to make it a good week.

Rovers, having lost at Luton on the weekend, took a point against Carlisle on Tuesday night in one of the toughest weeks of the season with Marquis getting himself on the scoresheet in the process.

“Its my fifth goal now in ten games so it’s not a bad return, hopefully that can continue but more importantly we want to be winning games and that’s probably the only sour note for me,” Marquis said.

“Come the end of the season it could be a big point because I think Carlisle are a strong side, we now need to go and get a result at Fratton Park on the weekend which is not going to be easy but I believe on our day that we can beat anyone in the league.

“If we can go there and follow up our point with three on the weekend I think it will be a good point.

“The two hardest away games (Luton and Portsmouth) you’d probably say, chuck in Carlisle and it’s a difficult week. 

“We’ve got a point at the moment and I think for it to be a successful week or a good week we need a win on the weekend.”

Rovers were left to rue missed chances, in particular a penalty kick to make the game 3-1. Tommy Rowe struck the post early in the second half with his effort from the spot and thus became the third player already this term to miss from 12 yards – including Marquis himself.

“To miss three out of four is strange especially between three different players,” he mused. 

“Myself, Willo (Andy Williams) and Rowey will all be putting our hands to take the next one and, no doubt, Copps (James Coppinger) will be there as well. 

“I don’t care who takes them as long as we start scoring them and start winning games. Even if Marko (Marosi) wants to take it he can have a go, as long as he scores it, it’s fine.”

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