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A cruel blow

10 August 2013

Boss Gary Bowyer felt his Rovers side didn't get what they deserved as they fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The match seemed to be heading towards a hard fought goalless draw until Darius Henderson struck in added time at the end of the game.

It was tough on Rovers as they had acquitted themselves well against a highly-fancied Forest side in a match where chances were at a premium.

"That is two games now in succession in the league where I don't feel we got what we deserved," Bowyer told Radio Rovers after the game.

"Don't get me wrong it wasn't a classic that is for sure, and we know that we can play a lot better than that like we showed last week at Derby.

"I thought there were some fighting qualities and some determination but we've just got done at the last minute and it is a cruel blow.

"I've just said to the players that Nottingham Forest are going to be there or there abouts so it is credit to us in how far we have come so quickly.

"We took them to the wire and it bodes well for us. I know people will be disappointed with how we performed but the battling qualities are important, it is going to be a tough Championship this year and we've shown that we can stand up to one of the best teams in the division.

"I think there are a lot of positives we can take from it but we are absolutely gutted because in the two games we feel we should have deserved more from them."

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