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Delighted to get the win

16 August 2014

Gary Bowyer was pleased that Rovers were able to see off tricky opponents in Blackpool to register a first victory of the season.

A goal in each half from Rudy Gestede set Rovers on their way, and although Tomasz Cywka reduced arrears, Rovers were able to see the match out to claim the three points.

"We knew it would present a difficult challenge and it was that, but I thought we saw all aspects of our game which was really pleasing today," said Bowyer post-match.

"We weren't going to be kidded about the off the field activities that have been going on at Blackpool.

"We knew there'd be a hell of an atmosphere and we knew that their manager had done a great job in getting them so organised so quickly.

"We certainly could have done a little bit better in front of goal with the final pass, but overall I'm delighted."

It was a real test of character for Rovers, particularly in the second half after Blackpool had pulled a goal back.

"It was a key defining moment for the shape of our season, the players stood up to the challenge," added the Rovers boss.

"Tactically we had to stem the tide and I thought we got that right with bringing Lee Williamson on into midfield to bolster that because they were getting through.

"That got us back into the game and then we had a couple more chances at the death."

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