CRAIG Conway believes things are starting to come together for Rovers on and off the pitch after they chalked up a third consecutive league win at Rochdale.

Over 3,200 Rovers fans watched their side record another three points with Richie Smallwood, Marcus Antonsson and Danny Graham on target in the 3-0 victory.

Conway was instrumental in the win on his 150th appearance for the club, and says a positive vibe is building around the club following relegation last term.

“Last year was really hard to take both personally and as a team,” Conway said.

“We were all really hurting, as well as the support and everyone involved with the club.

“There were people losing their jobs, that’s how serious it is, and I can only speak for myself but personally you feel a bit responsible for that.

“We will be doing everything we can to get back up there and the supporters are buying in to that.

“There is a positive vibe that is growing and hopefully that keeps going and the supporters keeping following us as they always have.”

On the support itself, the 32-year-old added: “The support was unbelievable, I think it was the best that I’ve seen it.

“When you are coming to away games it’s really good to get that level of support.

“Winning games only helps that, people coming back.

“It was brilliant, it felt a real team effort with the fans behind us as well.

“If we can keep doing that then we’ll not be far away.”

Rovers lost their opening two league games, to Southend United and Doncaster Rovers, but have bounced back well with nine points from their next three games.

They head to Scunthorpe United tomorrow (7.45pm) aiming to build on that, and Conway believes Rovers now have a really strong squad at their disposal.

“Since we have been relegated, and the way we started, I think we have adjusted quickly since,” Conway said.

“Hopefully things are starting to come together, we have got a great squad and are working hard.

“We have got a really strong squad and you can see that with the changes we made.

“To be able to bring Danny Graham off the bench, it shows how strong the squad is and it was great to see him getting a goal.

“He has looked really sharp in training and we have a really strong squad now.”

Despite the scoreline, Conway admits the win wasn’t as easy as it appeared.

“I think we knew we needed to come here and match them physically and I think we did that and then the quality came through,” he said.

“It was a good time to get the goals, and in the end it probably looked more comfortable than it was.

“We missed a couple of chances but we started (the second half) brightly.
“We did end up taking our chances and if you do keep knocking at the door then it will eventually come.

“It was good to get that second goal, we had a couple of chances at 2-0, but to get the third really killed the game off.

“We worked really hard as a team and it paid off. It is great feeling to come off having won 3-0.

“It was a great win, it’s three on the bounce now and we have to keep building that momentum.”