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Alcock looking to impress

3 October 2017

Craig Alcock is looking to put in a positive performance when Rovers take on Sunderland U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The versatile defender has been used as a substitute for the most part this season, but is determined to force his way back into Darren Ferguson’s first team plans.

“The priority against Sunderland is to put on a performance for the fans, and for the lads that haven’t been playing it’s about doing ourselves justice within the game,” he said.

“It’s been a frustrating time for me after getting injured in pre-season, I’ve had to bide my time but that’s part and parcel of football because the back four have been solid this season.

“The aim for me is to get back to the level I was when I first came here, I was fortunate enough to play well and consistently for a while so that is something I want to do again.”

Alcock has happy memories of playing in this competition after winning it with Peterborough in 2014, and believes the chance to play at Wembley acts as motivation for everyone involved.

“I was fortunate enough to win this competition with Peterborough so that was good and it’s a great chance to get to Wembley as well as bringing the feel good factor into the squad,” he added.

“It’s a game that we have to approach professionally, the players that take to the field will be good players as that’s why they’re at a club like Sunderland so we have to make sure we deal with that.” 

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