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Lambert looking for a response

1 January 2016

Rovers are back on the road this Saturday when they travel to take on Cardiff City looking to arrest a run of two defeats.

Under Paul Lambert's stewardship Rovers suffered a first loss thanks to Danny Williams' wonder strike for Reading before Christmas, but then followed that up with a 1-0 loss to Bolton on Monday. 

Lambert admitted their pride was hurt with the way they performed at the Macron Stadium and knows that they can't afford to put in a display like that again.

"You always watch the games back, and my thoughts were the same as they were at the time - it wasn't good enough," said Lambert.

"We actually started the game pretty well but there was a passage of play when we gave them the impetus. Then we became too comfortable.

"They hit the post, it gave the crowd a lift, and then they should have been awarded a penalty. It was a penalty and in hindsight if the referee had given it, it might have given us the kick up the backside that we needed.

"We got into some great positions but the final pass never materialised. I don't think we did enough to win the game. We had pressure when we went down but there's no point playing for 15 minutes.

"That's the first time I've been disappointed with our performance. There's a way to get beat and Monday wasn't good enough.

"There's a long, long way to go get this club where we want to get to but if you have any aspirations to get out of the league they are the sort of games you need to win."

Tickets for Saturday's match are no longer on sale at Ewood but will be on sale on the day of the game at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Rovers fans can buy tickets from the Away Ticket Office at Gate 12 from 12.00pm onwards on matchday. Prices are: Adults £25, Seniors (60+) £20, 16-21 years £20, Juniors (15 & under).

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