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Marquis keen to maintain winning feeling

14 September 2018

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John Marquis says that Rovers are looking to keep the winning feeling going when they travel to face Walsall on Saturday.

Rovers will be looking for back-to-back wins following last weekend’s victory over Luton Town, and Marquis says that whilst there are still things to improve on, their start to the season has been reasonably impressive.

“I think so far where we are in the league has been a fair reflection on how we have started, but we know there are still a lot of improvements to be made, and if we can get a little bit better in turning draws in to wins we will be right up there,” he said.

“We saw it last weekend against Luton who were a tough side to come up against that even when we aren’t at our best, we’re still able to find a way to win games, and I think that’s crucial if you want to do well and shows the character of the group.

“You want to play well and play really nice football, but at the end of the day it’s all about winning, everybody is on a high when you win, no matter how you get the three points, there’s no better feeling and we want to keep it going.”

Marquis has scored four goals in all competitions so far this campaign, leading the way for Rovers in the goal-scoring charts, and he says he is enjoying the style of play that Grant McCann has employed so far.

“I’m really enjoying the style of play that the manager has brought it, it’s very attacking which for a striker is what I like, it suits me down to the ground and if the system is played correctly, it’s difficult to become isolated which is ideal,” he added.

“I sat down with the gaffer when he first came in and he asked me how I feel like I get the best out of myself, he sort of described me as a nine-and-a-half, not quite an out-and-out nine or ten, but somewhere in the middle where I can do a bit of everything.

“The way we play means that I can stay quite high and press, it allows me to stretch defences, run down the side and try and get in behind, but most importantly get myself in the box and I’m looking to get as many goals as I can for the team.”

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