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Gutted to lose like that

14 September 2015

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Jason Steele insists Rovers will not feel sorry for themselves despite Sunday's 'heartbreaking' defeat at Craven Cottage.

Recalled to the starting line-up for the first time in a league game this season, Steele watched on in disbelief as Rovers recovered from going two goals down early on to lay seige to the Fulham goal.

And although they reduced the deficit through Jordan Rhodes' penalty, it just wasn't to be Rovers' day as the post and bar were struck and a perfectly goal goal wasn't given.

"Everybody is in a bit of shock really because I’ve never really seen anything like that,” said Steele.

"I'm speechless, I'm gutted to play and to lose like that, it is heartbreaking.

"But it’s one of them, nobody is going to feel sorry for us, so we’ve just got to go again on Wednesday."

Kept busy by a fast starting Fulham, Steele had very little to do in the second half as it was all one-way traffic towards the Fulham goal.

But that just made it all the more frustrating for the keeper that they weren't able to take anything from the match.

“The lads were absolutely brilliant and I said that when I came in after the game," he added.

"They were a credit to themselves in the second half, they were brilliant.

“To create that many chances and not to even get a point was quite outrageous really. How we haven't won I'll never know.

"If we keep playing like that then we'll be fine, we aren't far from giving someone a hiding.

“But, as I said, there is no feeling sorry for ourselves, we’ve got to pick ourselves up, train hard Monday and Tuesday, and make sure we’re ready for a tough game on Wednesday.”

Rovers are back in London on Wednesday night when they take on Queens Park Rangers.

Tickets are still on open sale for the match at Loftus Road. Priced from £27 for Adults, from £18 for Seniors over 60 and 16-21 year-olds, and from £12 for Under-16s.

Call the ticket office for further information on 01254 372000.

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