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Crawford enjoying life at Rovers

1 January 2019

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Ali Crawford feels his patience has paid off after a frustrating start to his career with Rovers.

A knee injury meant the midfielder was out for two months earlier this season, but he’s settled in well since his return to action.

He said: “The past month or two have been really good, I’ve managed to get in the team and stay there for a few games.

“The results have been good as well which makes things easier, hopefully we can kick on now and stay in a good position.

“The main thing for me when I was coming back from injury was to not put too much pressure on myself and make sure I was ready.”

Crawford’s first home goal for the club came against Wimbledon in November, and he believes that helped to introduce him to the Rovers fans.

He added: “The goal against AFC Wimbledon was great for me personally, at the time I didn’t realise how much space I had so I thought I may as well have a go.

“I think that goal probably introduced me to the Rovers fans, it was a massive confidence boost for me after my injury.

“The fans have been great all season and even when we went through a tough spell they stuck with us and had faith that we would turn it around.”

Read more from the interview with Ali Crawford in Tuesday's matchday programme, available from the booths outside the Keepmoat Stadium prior to the Sky Bet League One game against Rochdale.

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