I feel I'm doing a better job now, says Bristol Rovers winger
BRISTOL Rovers winger Fabian Broghammer believes he is finally coming to terms with the ways of the English game.
Broghammer, 22, arrived from the regional leagues in Germany on a free transfer over the summer after being recommended to Mark McGhee by former Hamburg SV team-mate Felix Magath.
The German youngster was restricted to appearances off the bench in the early weeks of the campaign, but has played an integral role in Rovers' recent renaissance after starting the last six games in which McGhee's side have lost just one.
Broghammer said: "The game is a little bit more physical over here in this league and you have to be aware that the referee does not blow the whistle as much, but I'm getting used to that.
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"I think I could be a little bit more accurate in the last pass, but I feel I've being doing a better job in a tactical sense with every game I've played."
McGhee has stressed that Broghammer still needs more time to reach the levels of fitness that would help him regularly complete games.
The manager has protected the winger by substituting him in the second-half of four of the last six games.
Broghammer said: "I think I can play a full 90 minutes, but sometimes you have to accept that you will be sacrificed for tactical reasons and I am fine with that."
Broghammer scored his first goal for the club to claim a stoppage-time draw against Aldershot at the Memorial Stadium last month and was unlucky not to add to his tally at Burton Albion on Saturday.
Only a fine save from Burton goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson denied Broghammer from giving Rovers a two-goal advantage at the start of the second-half, which would have made them favourites to go on and win a game that they eventually drew 1-1.
"It was a good chance," said Broghammer. "I didn't really know whether I was offside or not. I just tried to get an effort on target and it somehow hit the goalkeeper. It was a bit lucky for him, but a good save at the same time.
"It was very disappointing not to win the game because I think we certainly had enough chances. If we'd have got the second goal I think we'd have gone on to win the game. Defensively, we did a great job and we won a lot of second balls."
Rovers still remain only two places above the League Two relegation zone after their draw at the Pirelli Stadium, but Broghammer said: "We're much more consistent at the moment than we were at the start of the season.
"Confidence is quite high after a couple of games where we have showed that we have the potential to be a good team. We are probably a better side than our league position shows.
"It could be good for us that other teams might look at the league and think we are not very good.
"We need to push on now because I feel we are a team capable of being in the upper half of the league table.
"I think everybody can beat everybody else in this league, so if we keep being consistent we have a good chance of moving up the table over the next few weeks."