CHRISTIAN Walton is chasing a third successive clean sheet this weekend - but knows a tough Cardiff City challenge lies in wait.

With a long throw expert in Will Vaulks, the Bluebirds will certainly test the Rovers keeper, and those in front of him, with balls in to the box.

But Walton impressed in the win at Hull, not just with a penalty save from Jarrod Bowen, but with several excellent catches to ease the pressure on the back four.

And the ‘keeper said: “A lot of teams will do that late on in games but Cardiff are well known for that.

“It’s about being focused, doing our jobs, but also playing on the front foot ourselves.

“Being aggressive and coming for stuff is what I need to do because it takes the pressure off the lads in front of me and I know they will do the job in front of me.

“That’s my job. That’s what I’m there to do, come and take pressure off the team, particularly when the opposition are chasing that goal.

“The lads in front of me have done a great job.

“I have to keep doing my stuff and we keep picking up points.”

Walton was signed on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Brighton as a replacement for David Raya who was sold to Championship rivals Brentford.

He is no stranger to a loan move, after two seasons at Wigan as well as spells at Luton and Southend, but says the Rovers players have helped him settle in quickly.

“From day one I’ve settled in really well, all the lads have welcomed me,” he added.

“That’s been nice and made it an easy transition coming in on loan because it’s never easy.

“I’ve got a good relationship with the back four and that will come together more over the season, knowing each other’s strengths, and we’ll play to that.”