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The result is hard to take

31 December 2016

Owen Coyle was pleased to claim a point against high-flying Huddersfield but was left disappointed that it wasn't all three.

Rovers put in a stout defensive display to keep the Terriers at bay for long spells, before snatching the lead when Danny Graham headed home a Liam Feeney centre eight minutes from time.

But the Lancastrians couldn't hold on for the win as Nahki Wells fired home an added-time free-kick to ensure the points were shared in this New Years Eve roses clash.

"Coming into the game ordinarily it would have been a fantastic point," Coyle told Rovers PlayerHD post-match.

"But I think given what we put into the game and how we had got into such a great position to win the game then it is hard to take.

"There was a number of things that I wasn't best pleased with late on and I'd love to know where they got the five minutes from. But that being said we still had two or three great opportunities in that period to go and get the second goal or have good game management to see it out.

"I'm not sure it was a free-kick as the boy has overhit the ball and we've cleared it, but the referee seemed quite keen to blow his whistle.

"But the performance was terrific, we knew we would have to give a little bit up against the ball, we had a very disciplined shape. Jason Steele made a couple of good saves in the first half but in the second they had no clear-cut chances.

"Then we worked a terrific goal, Liam Feeney with a great cross and Danny Graham does what he does best. He missed training yesterday as he's just had twins, but he popped up with a great goal.

"In isolation it is a great point, but we are aggrieved that we've not seen it through until the end."

Rovers are back in action this Monday afternoon when they face Newcastle United at Ewood Park.

Tickets are on sale to Rovers supporters with a database history of purchasing tickets from the club and are priced from £26 for Adults, from £19 Concessions and from £12 for Juniors aged under 18.

Book online today at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers and collect from the Roverstore collection point ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

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