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Rowe calls for focus

8 February 2017

Midfielder Tommy Rowe believes Rovers will need to maintain full concentration against Newport County AFC on Friday.

Table-topping Rovers will be full of confidence as they travel to south Wales on Friday on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run.

But Rowe is ready for a difficult challenge against the side who sit rock bottom of Sky Bet League Two. 

“It’s going to be a difficult game because the surface is not great,” he said. 

“It will come down to concentration on the day, and we have shown a few times this season that we are good at that. We do not worry too much about the opponent, you obviously have to be aware of the threat that they pose but the emphasis is on us as a team.

“We need to be ready for anything that they might throw at us on the day and remain with the mindset that we play our own game and come away with the required result.”

Rowe has also been impressed with the way that the side have reacted to being a goal down at certain points during the season. 

“We’ve been behind a few times at half-time, but we haven’t panicked, we’ve just continued to play the way we’ve set up and we have got back into games,” he added. 

“We have to remember that every team in the league wants to beat us now, and everyone in the changing rooms takes it as a compliment because which team doesn’t want to beat the best team in the league?

“It's hard work at times, but it’s so enjoyable being top of the league and we just have to continue preforming at a high level to stay there.”

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