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Star Conway insists Rovers will recover to fight for top six place
IN-form winger Craig Conway insists Blackburn Rovers will overcome their ‘horrible’ feeling of gut-wrenching dejection in time for Good Friday’s crucial home clash with Yeovil Town.
Conway admits spirits among the Rovers players were low on Saturday after they wasted a golden opportunity to move within two points of the play-off places after they threw away a two-goal lead at Sheffield Wednesday.
But the 28-year-old, who was on target in the 3-3 draw, has no doubt they will pick themselves up for the must-win match with the relegation-threatened Glovers.
And if Rovers can recover from their Hillsborough setback, Conway believes they would still have a chance of making the top six going into the final three games of the campaign.
“The feeling in the dressing room after Saturday was dejection,” said Conway, who was also part of the Rovers side that drew 3-3 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion two weeks ago after twice leading.
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“It was not the first time in the last few weeks that we’ve felt like that and it’s a horrible feeling.
“We were close, so close – you’re talking minutes and the dressing room would have been completely different.
“But it happens in football, I’ve been there so many times before and it won’t be the last time I feel like that.
“We’ve just got to keep going because we’ve got a big game on Friday against Yeovil and we need to get back to winning ways.
“And I think anybody who has been watching us will know we will not give up, we will keep fighting to the end and keep trying to pick up results.
“It would have been brilliant to pick up three points on Saturday but it didn’t happen.
“But I still think there’s going to be a twist yet in the Championship. You can’t predict it at all and hopefully there’ll be another twist in our favour.”
The erratic nature of the Championship means Conway will not be under-estimating a second-from-bottom Yeovil side who have won at Watford and drawn at Leicester City and Wigan Athletic this season.
“They’re fighting for their lives and I always think the teams down the bottom are the in-form teams in the Championship toward the end of the season,” said the Scotland international.
“They’ll be coming here fighting and scrapping to try and get three points.”
Conway’s goal on Saturday, rifled in from 30 yards, was his fourth in 12 games since he made a £100,000 January transfer deadline day move from Cardiff.
The influential wide man, who has also set-up six goals, said: “The coaches are always saying to me to shoot more.
“The first thought in my head is to cross it but I sometimes get in good areas to shoot and I probably choose to cross. Maybe I need to be a wee bit more selfish.
“But of late I’ve been doing that and I was happy to get another goal but I was more disappointed that we just couldn’t get over the line and get the three points.”
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