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Courage and composure

Posted: Mon 18 Mar 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Derby day hero David Dunn knew that he would play a crucial role in the game against Burnley on Sunday.

The local boy dashed the local rivals hearts with an injury-time equaliser to cancel out Jason Shackell's first half opener. A goal he believed he was fated to score.

"To come here today, 1-0 down at 90 minutes it was disappointing," Dunn told Rovers Player.

"But if you get in the right areas and if you keep doing the right things over and over again then things happen for you. 

"I don't think it was luck that it landed to me in the box, I thought it was fate and I was always going to score that."

In a tense Ewood encounter it was Burnley who drew first blood when the Clarets' captain Shackell fired home after his header from a free-kick had rebounded back to the defender off the post.

Then just past the hour mark the visitors were reduced to ten men when Ben Mee was sent off for two bookable offences.

That set up a dramatic last half hour where Rovers laid siege to the opposition penalty area, but just as it looked like it wouldn't be their day, Dunn arrived at the back post to steer home the dramatic late leveller.

"On a positive note we managed to shown a lot of composure and a lot of courage to get on the ball and play because it could have been quite to keep lumping it up," added the midfielder.

"I think the lads showed that they can could pass it around and I think the crowd thought that was the way as well so it was all good.

"Luckily I managed to get on one at the end."

Rovers are back in action on Good Friday when Blackpool are the visitors to Ewood Park.

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