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The game should have been dead and buried

16 September 2015

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Gary Bowyer was frustrated once more as Rovers failed to turn their chances into points in a 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers.

For the second successive game in London, Rovers dominated for long spells, but only had a point to show for their troubles at Loftus Road.

Shane Duffy prodded Rovers in front in a one-sided first half, but they then conceded seconds into the second when Adam Henley diverted a Charlie Austin shot into his own net.

Rovers rallied and regained the lead on the hour through a fantastic goal from Jordan Rhodes, but they were unable to see the game out as a Nedum Onuoha header ensured the points were shared.

"We were outstanding in the first half," said Bowyer.

"The game should have been dead and buried in the first half with the amount of chances that we had.

"The football that we played was terrific, but the performances don't match up with the results that we have got. The game is about winning games.

"We gift them a goal in the second half, it was poor all the way around. But the response is terrific from us and we get our noses back in front.

"However we should have stayed in front, we had chances to capitalise again.

"Then you have to have an accountability and a responsibility for marking your man at set-plays it is as simple as that.

"That is two games down here where we have totally dominated the game and been the better team.

"We've got to keep the belief, keep the confidence and keep working hard and put the demands on the players to take it over that line."

Rovers are back in action at Ewood Park this Saturday when Charlton Athletic are the visitors.

Tickets are on open sale up until the 3.00pm kick-off with prices from just £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors aged 65 and over, £12 for 18-21 year-olds and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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