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Proud of my players - Bowyer

29 November 2014

Gary Bowyer once again hailed his team's never-say-die spirit as Rovers left it late to earn a point against Middlesbrough.

Rovers trailed through Patrick Bamford's 82nd minute opener, but Rudy Gestede struck deep into injury time to extend the side's unbeaten run to nine matches.

"Proud is the word today," said Bowyer after the match. "I've huge pride in the group.

"We've come to a very difficult place, with some very good players.

"I thought we started the game the best we have done for a long time in the first half and Easty has made a couple of saves.

"We get to half time and we felt that we'd kick on and go stronger but it didn't quite happen.

"We stuck in there and we've seen the best save of the season from Easty in the second half, then we have a great chance to go 1-0 up with Rudy's header in what was a fantastic move and cross.

"So to then concede in the manner that we did with a deflection, the lads could quite easily have felt sorry for themselves.

"But what can you say? The mentality, the spirit, the character and the togetherness for each other is phenomenal.

"I've an enormous sense of pride, when they went 1-0 up we stuck at it and kept going. We hit the post straight away and it rolls along the line.

"We didn't feel sorry for ourselves, we kept going, we chucked three up front, three big boys, put balls in the box and fortunately for us we got one at the end.

"It was no more than they deserved for their character and their efforts."

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