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We dug in and got the result

27 October 2015

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Whilst admitting that it wasn't the greatest spectacle, Under-21s coach John Filan was pleased to see the side claim a 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Monday night.

Connor Thomson's first goal for the club ten minutes from time was enough to earn Rovers all three points in a hard-fought encounter at Leigh Sports Village.

"It was probably not the finest game of football you are ever likely to see," Filan told Rovers Player.

"But we've said to our lads that in the professional game sometimes you've got to dig in and get a result and that is what we've done.

"Around the park we had some decent performances, we weren't great with the ball but with the with Stoke were playing it wasn't easy for us to get it down and play.

"They showed that they could make the necessary decisions to get it over the line when they were 1-0 up with ten minutes to go. So that shows their development in their understanding of the game which is good.

"Obviously we want to play an attractive game of football and create lots of chances but tonight wasn't one of those nights.

"But we got the victory and the clean sheet so we are happy enough."

The Under-21s are back in action this Friday night when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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