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Team spirit key for Beestin

24 January 2018

Alfie Beestin praised Rovers' fighting spirit after they came from a goal down to earn a point at Scunthorpe United.

Beestin's 96th minute equaliser at Glanford Park made it eight league games unbeaten for Rovers, and the forward says the draw was no more than they deserved.

He said: "To score a late goal in any game is a great feeling, but to do it in a derby game is something special and the scenes at the end were brilliant.

"We started slowly in the first half but it shows the character we have in the team that we came back strongly after half-time to get something from the game.

"I thought we deserved a point with how we played in the second half, we just need to believe in ourselves more and show why we are on an unbeaten run and doing well in the league."

The 20-year-old has started eight of Rovers' past 12 games in all competitions, and feels he is becoming an established part of Darren Ferguson's first-team squad.

He added: "The first year was tough for me as i wasnt used to the intensity, now i feel great after working hard in pre-season and learning from the manager and his staff.

"I feel like i'm starting to show my worth and repaying the faith they've shown in me, i'm still a young player but i'm proving i'm capable of being in the team.

"If you're in the starting XI you've got the responsibility of performing well, we've been getting some good results which always helps on a personal level."

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