Danny Andrew is enjoying the attacking intent put in place by Grant McCann’s 4-3-3 system at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
Andrew and fellow full-back Niall Mason have played a key part in Rovers’ solid start to the season, and the former Grimsby man says his role is one he is relishing.
He said: “The gaffer wants me and Niall to play really high which we both enjoy doing, we’ve worked on our crosses into the box a lot.
“It gives us a licence to get forward and be able to play a part in the final third, as well as doing our defensive duties at the other end.
“The full-backs are influential in the system and in football in general, you have to defend but it’s important to chip in with goals and assists.”
Competition for places is strong in the Rovers squad ahead of the game against Portsmouth on Saturday, with Andrew competing with youth team product Danny Amos for the left-back berth.
He added: “Danny has done really well and is a good player, he’s only 19-years-old and has a great attitude which enables him to learn.
“I’ve got no doubt that if he listens to the right people and stays with the right crowd then he’s got a long and successful career ahead of him.
“Knowing somebody is there waiting keeps that sharpness in your performance and improves your own performance so I’m enjoying it.”
Read more from the interview with defender Danny Andrew in the third edition of the new look matchday magazine at the game against Portsmouth.
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