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Lambert pleased with sub impact

13 January 2016

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Paul Lambert was full of praise for the contribution of substitutes Darragh Lenihan and Chris Brown in last night's draw with Queens Park Rangers.

Trailing 1-0 from the first half, the pair were introduced just past the hour mark to good effect as Rovers claimed an equaliser with five minutes to go thanks to Hope Akpan's header.

The Rovers boss felt the physical presence from Brown played it's part, as did the versatility of Lenihan.

"I thought Chris Brown and Darragh Lenihan totally affected the game," Lambert told Radio Rovers after the match.

"Chris Brown came on and he was a real handful, and Darragh, he's very close to it, really close to it, and I thought he was excellent when he played in midfield and I thought he was excellent when he went to centre half.

"Darragh has been knocking at the door since I've come in, he has a decent chance to be a really good footballer."

"With Browny, everybody keeps telling me he's had a hard time here, but to be fair to him, he affected the game, which was important.

"He's part of our team and everybody deserves a fair crack at things. He was a massive point for us, he came on and tied their two centre-backs up and made it a rough night for them.

"So all credit to Browny, I thought he stood up to it."

Rovers are back at Ewood Park this Saturday when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

Tickets for the match will be on sale up to the 3.00pm kick-off with prices from £18 for Adults, £12 Seniors, £12 18-21-year-olds and from just £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Why not avoid the matchday queues by booking online at and collecting your tickets on the day of the game.

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