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No lack of effort

19 April 2014

Paul Robinson felt that it was just one of those games as Rovers and Yeovil played out a goalless draw at Ewood Park on Good Friday.

With both sides needing a win, Rovers to press their claims for a top-six finish, Yeovil to retain their Championship status, the result was one that neither side really wanted.

The Rovers number one felt it wasn't for the lack of trying that they didn't get the three points, but they've got to move on now and look forward to Birmingham City on Easter Monday.

"We are frustrated but at the same time we are happy not to have lost," said Robinson on Radio Rovers after the match. "You can't class it as a good point, but you can class it as a point.

"We are frustrated, it is a game we wanted to win, especially at home. But we are where we are, with the other results today it might be just what we need at the end of the season.

"It wasn't through a lack of effort, it is not through a lack of trying or a lack of training, sometimes in football you get those games and you've got to give credit to the opposition.

"They needed the three points as much as we did but they were determined not to lose and they put their bodies on the line at the end.

"You can't criticise the lads for a lack of effort or application because every week you've seen that. We are unbeaten in nine games now, that is one thing you can't criticise.

"All the boys want to win the games, we want to get there, we want to win promotion, we want to get to the play-offs. We had it down as our toughest test and it proved that.

"We've now to concentrate on Monday and go to Birmingham and get the three points."

Ticket for the Birmingham match on Monday will be on sale from 10-4pm at Ewood Park on Saturday and then from St. Andrews on the day of the game, cash only from the turnstiles. Prices are £10.00 Adults, £5.00 Seniors, Students and 13-18 year olds, £1 Under 13s. Students must take ID.

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