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Paying the penalty

Posted: Tue 01 Apr 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk

Despite picking up points on their travels in their two games, it hasn't been a happy week for manager Gary Bowyer.

Not for the first time this season, decisions went against Rovers in the matches against Watford and Millwall, leaving the Lancashire club to settle for a point on each occasion.

Now as Rovers prepare to face Brighton at Ewood Park this Tuesday evening, Bowyer wants his side to again show the same fighting spirit, but to this time get the win.

"I don't think any of us are happy," said Bowyer. "The players aren't happy because for the majority of it the performances have been very good.

"There's a lot of positivity from our reactions and how we finished both games, but we've not won the games because things have been taken out of our hands and things that we can't control in terms of the decisions that have gone against us.

"We've conceded ten penalties and all of them away from home, that is a staggering amount.

"I've no problems with the fact that if you give penalties away and it is an actual penalty, but we've had a good case this season for being very harshly done by away from home. Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, Barnsley, Watford and now Millwall. They're just not penalties."

Tickets for this evening's match against Brighton will be on sale up until the 7.45pm kick-off. Tickets are priced from £15 Adults, £10 Seniors and £5 Juniors.