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A terrific turnaround

15 September 2015

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Damien Johnson hailed a superb second half display as the Under-21s rallied to defeat West Ham United 4-3 on Monday night.

The development squad found themselves behind on no less than three occasions at Ewood Park, but goals from Devarn Green, Anton Forrester and a superb brace from Connor Mahoney saw the Rovers triumph in the end.

The victory was their first of the league season, with the U21s coach delighted with the way the team stuck to their task to eventually get the better of the Hammers.

"It was a super game and good for the fans with seven goals," Johnson told Rovers Player.

"We were delighted with their play in the second half with the performance and the goals they scored.

"It is always nice to win, a big part of development is learning how to games, we hadn't done that so far, so it was always about trying to combine a performance with a victory.

"The lads acknowledged that their performance in the first half was disappointing but we showed our quality and what we were about in the second.

"It was terrific from the lads, we upped the tempo and I don't think they could live with us really. The lads kept on the front foot and showed their quality.

'We scored some great goals, and individually there were some outstanding performances as well so overall we are really pleased."

The Under-21s are back in action this Friday night when they travel south to take on Fulham at their training ground.

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