DOMINIC Samuel believes his partnership with Danny Graham is one that can bear fruit for Rovers.

Samuel scored twice in Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Crewe to move onto eight for the season.

The frontman also turned turned provider for Graham’s goal and the pair also helped turn the game in Tony Mowbray’s favour when coming off the bench at Bristol Rovers in Rovers’ last home league game.

But they are yet to enjoy an extended run together in attack, with Samuel having been paired with Marcus Antonsson on the three occasions in which Mowbray has started a game with two strikers.

“Danny is a very good player, a lot of experience and he’s great at holding up the ball,” Samuel said.

“Some teams need a player like that who you can work off and as you can see it does pay off.

“Me and Danny, our relationship is close, as it is with everyone in this squad, and it is good to have that love in the team.

“As a footballer you have to learn to play more than one role, whether you’re playing up there with another striker or by yourself.”

Despite letting a three goal lead slip against League Two side Crewe, Samuel admits that having gone into the game on the back of four consecutive league wins, confidence within the group remains high.

And he hopes Rovers can take that in to this weekend’s trip to Peterborough United as they look to continue making up ground on the top two.

He said: “The team is on fire at the moment and there is confidence right the way through the squad.

“You could see that in the first half but we have to be more relentless, we needed to stick to the basics.

“Everyone still has that winning feeling and it was important that we didn’t lose so we can take that unbeaten run in to the league.

“The confidence is still high within the changing room.

“At the moment we’re on our way up and it’s important we keep that up and with the players we’ve got in this squad I don’t see us going back down now.

“I think we have found our point in the season and can only see us getting stronger.

“You want the games to keep coming.”