Saunders targets unbeaten run

Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders

DEAN Saunders believes Rovers will have to embark on a five match unbeaten run to get out of trouble.

And he insists his side have what it takes to do it – starting tonight at Millwall.

He said: “Some time in the next couple of months we need to go five games unbeaten.

“If you do that then you can get half way up the league.

“The signs are there that we can do that.

“We only needed a goal on Saturday because we did everything else right.

“It gives the lads the confidence they can go to Millwall and get something.”

Rovers head to fourth bottom Millwall tonight looking for a victory that will cut the gap to safety down to three points.

After going five matches unbeaten, the Lions have failed to win in the last three.

Saunders said: “It’s one of the hardest places in football to go because of their support and the way they want their team to play.

“But we went to Ipswich and won so we don’t fear anybody.”

Rovers’ injury crisis shows few signs of easing but James Coppinger trained yesterday and may be line for a place in the squad.

Mark Wilson has been recalled from his loan at Walsall as Saunders only had 14 fit players at his disposal.

Saunders said: “We’re down to the bare bones and it’s worrying.

“It’s a good job I signed the players I did last week because we’d have 11 players.

“Lockwood’s suspension has made it difficult in defence because of the injuries we’ve got.

“Young James Husband will be in the squad for Millwall.”