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Great to give something back

Posted: Sun 27 Apr 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk

As Rovers ended their 2013-14 away campaign on a high with a 3-1 win over Charlton Athletic, manager Gary Bowyer paid tribute to the support his side received on their travels all season.

The club handed out free scarves to the 940 Rovers fans who made the long journey south to The Valley and they were waved with gusto as goals from Rudy Gestede, Michael Keane and Tom Cairney sent them home happy.

Speaking after the match, the manager said: "It is a fantastic effort from the away support.

"All season long they have been right behind us and with us, and the numbers they've travelled in has been phenomenal.

"Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton, they are long trips, and today was the last one off the back of Bank Holiday Monday at Birmingham so it was a massive effort from them.

"It wasn't just myself, the players wanted to give something back to the supporters, we did something similar at Christmas with hats, scarves and balls and I thought it was a good idea from everybody connected with the club to give something back to the fans.

"The noise they make and the songs they sing, it's brilliant, so we are delighted we can do something like that.

"It was a good atmosphere here today and our supporters played their part in that, we just hope that they come out next Saturday and we finish it off properly in front of our own fans."

It is Kid for a Quid day at Ewood Park as Rovers entertain Wigan Athletic next Saturday lunchtime, kick-off 12.15pm.

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