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Enough chances to win the game

22 August 2015

Rovers were once again left to rue missed opportunities as they slipped to a 1-0 away loss at Brighton.

After dominating the match the visitors fell behind to a Kazinga LuaLau goal, the ball deflecting off the unfortunate Grant Hanley and past the stranded David Raya.

In a game where Rovers had more than enough chances to take at least a share of the points, they were ultimately left frustrated in front of goal.

"We've come to a very difficult place and after 20 minutes we should be 2-0 up," the manager told Rovers Player.

"It has been a little bit like Groundhog Day because we've certainly created chances and we are bitterly disappointed that we are not coming away from here with at least a point.

"They were really good chances, Fode Koita sees the goalie makes a really good save early on and then Craig Conway is through one-on-one and he's made another good save.

"You look at their goal and it is a deflection, they've not cut us open, the lad has had a shot, it has taken a deflection and has took it off David.

"Then in the second half their keeper has saved again from Nathan Delfouneso and then you just need that little bit of luck, even at the end with Shane Duffy's header.

"But I can't fault the player's efforts with the way they've gone about the game against a team who has started well, but that is how it is going for us at this moment in time.

"You need the big moments to go your way, and we've certainly had enough chances to have won the game but we need to be more ruthless."

Rovers are back in action this Friday night when Bolton Wanderers are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Tickets are on open sale priced from £22 for Adults, £14 Seniors, from £14 for 18-21 year-olds and from £9 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers

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