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The perfect game for us to bounce back

20 October 2015

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Jason Steele believes the team spirit in the camp is there to ensure Rovers bounce back against Derby County on Wednesday night.

The Rovers goalkeeper felt the weekend loss at MK Dons was undeserved as they tasted a first defeat in five, but he is confident that they can get back to winning ways against the in-form Rams at Ewood.

Adam Henley's early red card on Saturday meant Rovers had to play more than 80 minutes with ten men at stadiummk, but Steele insists the way the team performed despite being a man light should give them heart going into the midweek match.

"Every single one of us thinks that with 11 men it would have been a totally different game," said Steele. "The lads gave everything.

"I thought we stayed in the game after the penalty ever so well. Then we've created a couple of chances in the second half. We had a couple cleared off the line, the keeper has made a save off Rhodesy's header, and if one of those goes in it is a different game.

"I don't think we deserved to get beat 3-0, I thought the lads absolutely worked their socks off for each other and that is going to stand us in good stead in the future because sometimes games like this can change your season when you know that you are all fighting for each other."

Steele knows Wednesday's Ewood clash will be another stern test, but one that they can all look forward to.

"We've got team spirit in abundance and I'm confident in our squad that we can deal with it," he added.

"We've got to stay positive, before the international break we were flying and we felt that we could beat anybody and that is still the case.

"We've got to make sure that we perform on Wednesday. They're a top side and it is the perfect game for us to bounce back. It is a great test for us and we are more than capable of winning the game.

"We can't be the hard luck team, we can't be crying out for a bit of luck, we've got to create our own luck and I think we've done that recently with how hard we are working, so hopefully we can take that into Wednesday."

Tickets for the match against Derby County will be on sale right up until the 7.45pm kick-off.
Tickets are priced from £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors 65 and over, £12 for 18-21 year-olds and just £7 for Juniors aged 17 and below.

Book online today at and collect your tickets on the evening of the match at the Roverstore collection point.

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