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Lovett: I will take confidence from debut

5 May 2018


Lovett: I will take confidence from debut

5 May 2018

Goalkeeper Rhys Lovett insisted he would use the experience of his full Football League debut to get even better next season.

Lovett was handed a first start as the Robins ended the season with a 2-1 loss at Crewe.

And the young stopper admitted that although the result had been hard to stomach he would take confidence from his showing.

"It was a great experience for me," said Lovett. "I am gutted to lose the game, but it was fantastic to get my Football League debut and play 90 minutes.

"I am buzzing to have played for the club, but now it is all about kicking on next season.

"There are always nerves before a game like this, but you have to overcome them and just play your game.

"Once I was on the pitch I forgot everything around me and just did my best. I felt I did okay.

"The back four helped me a lot and spoke to me throughout to keep my focus and encourage me.

"I will take confidence from this and I am just grateful for the gaffer giving me the chance.

"Now I need to push on, work on my weaknesses this summer and progress. I'm already looking forward to coming back and get back to football after the summer."

Lovett also thanked the fans who gave him huge support throughout adding: "The fans were great.

"It was fantastic to see so many of them here and they supported me throughout with lots of messages this week. I can't thank them enough for that support."

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