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Andrew relishes winning start

14 August 2018

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Danny Andrew says the hard work that has gone into pre-season is starting to pay off after Rovers recorded wins in their first two competitive games of the campaign.

Andrew returned to the Rovers squad for the first time in almost 12 months in the opening day win at Southend United, before completing 90 minutes against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, and the left-back is enjoying the attacking freedom he has experienced.

"It's really good for me and Niall Mason at the minute, we're really high up the pitch and it gives us license to go on the attack, hopefully getting a few assists and goals along the way too, and it all adds to our game," he said.

"The intensity is already up from pre-season, there's stats from one pre-season game I played, and the intensity was three times more in the Southend game, and that shows on paper the huge difference once you get in to it properly.

"There's a lot of work we have to put in, not just in the full-back positions but all over the pitch, the whole team has so many demands and at the moment, everyone is doing it very well.

Rovers travel to Glanford Park to face local rivals Scunthorpe United in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, and Andrew is keen to maintain the early-season momentum as he seeks a repeat of the run to the third-round of the competition in 2017/18 which saw Rovers head to Premier League giants Arsenal.

"We know it's just up the road, and it's a cup game - we want a good cup run, and that begins at Scunthorpe, we're going there to win, and it's key to make sure that we maintain the momentum," he added.

"When I was with Cheltenham we drew Tottenham, and then when I was at Macclesfield we played Sheffield Wednesday, so I know what a cup run can do, and we'll be looking to do the same here once again."

Rovers are back at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday August 21 to take on John Askey's Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One, get your tickets now from

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