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Admiral Is Up For The Cup

Ryan Nelsen has gone against the grain of what Stephen Warnock has said this week and declared that a good cup run can actually HELP Rovers league form.

The Rovers captain will be out for revenge tomorrow on Coventry and is keen for rovers to make prgoress.

Having enjoyed two semi-final appearances in his four-year stint at Ewood against Chelsea and Arsenal - both of which resulted in heoric defeat. But Ryan thinks the third time could be a charm.

The Admiral, speaking to the LET - "In the past we have had really successful cup runs, and that has helped us in the league. It gets you on winning runs and I hope that would be the same if we continued a good run this year.

"If you win anything it breeds confidence. We are doing alright confidence wise but it is just getting a winning mentality. Obviously that helps.

"I know from experience, I have got to the semi-final a couple of times and it has helped us rather than hindered us in the league.

"It would be fantastic for the fans and the players to go to Wembley. It would just be a brilliant day. We have got close a couple of times so it would be nice to finish it off."

The New Zealander believes that last season's humiliation will leave Rovers BETTER prepared for tomorrow.

Ryan, continuing - "Coventry played well and deserved the victory on the day. They frustrated us and I think every individual player took it upon themselves to remedy the situation, which exploded on us.

"We ended up with about nine people playing as striker. It was a good learning experience and we know we can`t take them lightly.

"It is a similar game, Coventry will bring great support again and it is definitely a lesson to learn from. In the Carling Cup and FA Cup there have already been some pretty big upsets.

"They have a manager who has a lot of experience with Premiership teams so it will be a very tough game."

Wise words indeed.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 13 2009

Time: 11:00AM

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I would absolutely love a cup run and a trip to Wembley but if it means getting relegated then no way!!!
Mikey D
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13/02/2009 11:01:00

I believe our squad players can defeat coventry handily!
dominator2800
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13/02/2009 14:41:00

Another clean sheet would be handy if we can get one...
Mikey D
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13/02/2009 15:35:00

I would'nt send out too weak a side, we underestimated these boys last year and were humiliated.
spinaker7081
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13/02/2009 16:37:00

Couldn't agree mose. FA Cup wins bring confidence. Confidence will bring us a win next weekend.
retroflair31
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13/02/2009 17:11:00

Def not... get on the forum, we have a team thread on there. It looks like Nelsen will be kept in the side for tomorrow as others are rested.
Mikey D
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13/02/2009 17:29:00

Fa cup wins also bring a little boost to the transfer kitty aye...comon lads fire up!!!
sasman
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14/02/2009 05:13:00

Def not Mikey? Don't think we can beat Manure?? ahh we'll battle this one out- to the forum! lol
retroflair31
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14/02/2009 16:12:00

lol retro... I meant def not I wouldnt send out too much of a weakened side!!!
Mikey D
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15/02/2009 10:36:00

 

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