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A good afternoon's work

12 July 2015

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Gary Bowyer was pleased with the way the players performed on their first outing of the summer in the 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

After a fortnight of putting in the hard yards at Brockhall, the lads got the boots back on and put in a lively display to comfortably defeat their near-neighbours at the Store First Stadium.

South Africa captain Dean Furman, one of four trialists on show, put Rovers in front with a fine strike after 12 minutes, before an equally emphatic finish from Craig Conway settled matters nine minutes from time to leave the manager happy with their day's work.

"It is always important that you get game time and I thought we showed good energy and fitness levels," said the manager.

"I was pleasantly surprised of the quality of the timings of some of the boys back on the pitch so that was very pleasing from that point of view.

"We scored two fantastic goals which is always a bonus, and a nice clean sheet which will give everybody a boost. David saved a penalty as well so it was a good afternoon's workout.

"It is always good coming here, John Coleman and Jimmy Bell always have their teams well prepared and this is why we do that. We now go to Portugal and build on it."

The team jet off to Portugal for a week of warm weather training this Monday. On returning their next pre-season match is against Rochdale on Tuesday 21st July - kick-off 7.45pm.

It is pay on the day at Spotland with admission prices of £10 Adults and £5 for Under-16s.

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