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Eric: Onwards and upwards

Posted: Sat 29 Sep 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Black pleased with the players' character after a point at Charlton.

Caretaker manager Eric Black was delighted with the attitude shown by the players after earning a draw at The Valley.

Dickson Etuhu put Rovers in front on 17 minutes, grabbing his first goal for the club following a flowing move that the Nigerian started.

However Rovers were pegged back despite Paul Robinson's penalty save to deny Johnnie Jackson. Failing to deal with the resulting pressure and Jackson atoned for his miss by nodding the home side level.

The Addicks controlled much of the game, but Black was pleased to come through it with their unbeaten away record maintained.

"The players that are in the dressing room have got a magnificent attitude and I think they've shown that today under very difficult circumstances coming here, they defended extremely well so onwards and upwards," said Black.

"To come to a Championship ground anywhere and remain unbeaten is not a bad trip. I was very happy with the attitude of the players.

"Obviously we'd have preferred to have won the game and getting a goal up you feel that you are in a position to do that, however it wasn't to be.

"I thought that we dealt with the pressure that they put us under very well, so a point is not a bad point."

Rovers are back in action this Wednesday night when they travel to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest.

Ticket information for the game can be found here. Full match commentary will be available on Rovers Player.