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A well-earned point

3 December 2016

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Owen Coyle felt that Rovers deserved a share of the spoils as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town.

The Terriers started the match at Ewood Park very much on the front foot and deservedly took a 6th minute lead through Kasey Palmer.

Rovers had to survive several scares including a Martin Cranie header that struck the bar, but they got back on level terms just past the half hour when Danny Graham converted from the spot after Sam Gallagher had been tripped.

In what was an open encounter throughout, both sides had chances in the second half, but neither backline would be breached a second time as the match ended all square.

"I think it was a very hard-fought game, there is no doubt about it," the manager told Radio Rovers.

"We made a really slow start in the game, Huddersfield forced corner after corner and I'm disappointed with the set-play that we've lost. The runner from the edge of the box has caught our lads on the hop.

"They are a good side, they didn't lead the league for three months by accident.

"But we picked ourselves up, we showed a very good spirit, we didn't pass and move well today, we had little spells here and there, but what we did show in coming from behind was that spirit, energy and desire to do well for the football club.

"So it was a different type of performance from what we've had as of late, but in the second half they had more of the ball, but in terms of the best goalscoring chances they probably came from ourselves. We had a couple of great chances on the counter-attack.

"I think it is a valuable point and one that was well earned."

Rovers are back in action next Saturday when they make the short journey to Deepdale to take on Preston North End.

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