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Bowyer: We gave everything

27 September 2014

Boss Gary Bowyer was delighted with the belief shown by the players as they rallied from two goals down to earn a point against Watford.

The manager had nothing but praise for his side as second half goals from Rudy Gestede and Ryan Tunnicliffe overturned first half strikes from Matej Vydra and Daniel Tozser.

Rovers went ever so close to getting a deserved third as Tom Cairney struck the woodwork, Gestede was denied from close-range and Jordan Rhodes saw a header ruled out for a foul, to leave a tinge of disappointment at the final whistle.

Speaking to Radio Rovers after the match Bowyer said: "I thought we started the first half well, Gomes has made three or four decent saves.

"Then we find ourselves 2-0 down at half-time to two wonderful strikes from Watford, you have to give them the credit on that.

"At half-time we said to our players not to panic and to keep believing in the football that they were playing and to have a right good go.

"Seconds in we are back in the game and created enough chances to win the game. The quality of our goals was outstanding.

"We then hit the bar, we had a penalty appeal, we bombarded their goal, to be fair to the players they've given absolutely everything.

"The players are disappointed, to be 2-0 down and to come off the pitch 2-2 they are disappointed in the dressing room that they've not got all three points, that speaks volumes about the character of this group of lads."

Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when they travel to the New York Stadium to face Rotherham United.

Tickets are currently on sale priced £23 for Adults, £13 for Over 60s and Students, £8 for 13-17 year-olds and £6 for Under-12s.

Fans should note that whilst tickets will be on sale at Rotherham on the night of the game there is a £2 increase in prices.

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