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Appleton receives award

Posted: Fri 22 Feb 2013

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Michael Appleton was delighted to receive F&C Investments Performance of the Week Award on behalf of the team.

Rovers' FA Cup win over Arsenal was chosen as the performance of the week by a panel comprising of LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry who were all in agreement that the win at the Emirates deserved the accolade.

"It is fantastic for the players and also for the supporters who went down to London," said the Rovers boss.

"I'm not sure it will be a result that will be repeated by a team outside of the Premier League against Arsenal on their own patch.

"It came as a nice surprise and it is a pat on the back for the players and they got rewarded by a draw away at Millwall in the quarters."