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Crawford ready to show ability

7 October 2018

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Ali Crawford is looking to show Rovers fans what he can do after stepping up his recovery from a knee injury.

The Scottish midfielder came on after 53 minutes against Fleetwood Town for the longest of his three substitute appearances after fighting his way back to fitness from his opening-day setback.

He said: "I am back among the squad now, in training and on matchdays, and hopefully now I can get a chance to start and take that opportunity when it comes. If the gaffer gives me that I chance I need to go and prove why I should be playing on Saturday.

"He spoke to me the other day to say I have been doing well and looking sharp, it is just unfortunate the team have been doing so well. It is just that the other players have been doing so well, which is credit to them."

The former Hamilton Academical man has had to be patient, with six weeks on the sidelines, but says he has settled into life in South Yorkshire.

He added: "It has been difficult as I got injured in the first game of the season, but apart from that it has been a good experience and moving down is something I had to do.

"You just need to pick yourself up and get on with it after an injury like mine. It is good for me to come back into a team that is doing well, and hopefully that can help me as well."

Rovers are back in action on Tuesday when they host Grimsby Town in the Checkatrade Trophy (7.30pm). Get your tickets now at

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