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Crawford relishes goalscoring return

26 September 2018

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Ali Crawford was pleased to mark his return to action with a goal as he stepped up his return from a knee injury.

The midfielder played 45 minutes at Cantley Park in a behind-close-doors friendly against Scunthorpe reserves.

"It was brilliant to be back out there, it is always nice to get minutes back under your belt after an injury, I was a bit rusty but it was just nice to get back on the pitch," he said.

"My main objectives were to get through 45-minutes without picking up an injury and just to get a feel of the ball again, it was good to get the minutes and a goal as well.

"It was very frustrating to get injured just after joining the club, but the boys have been good with me every morning in training and they have kept me going."

Rovers have risen to fourth in the Sky Bet League One table after the weekend's win over Bradford City, and Crawford says he will have to work hard to get himself back in Grant McCann's starting XI.

"The last couple of weeks have been great for the lads, even know we haven't played up to our full potential the lads have still managed to get the result which is good," he added

"We are up at the top end of the table which is exactly where we want to be, we have continued to get three points under our belts and I hope we continue our winning ways.

"It won't be easy to get back in the side that is for sure, there is some strong competition for the places within the squad but I just have to force my way back into the picture."


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