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No more than we deserved

12 January 2016

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Paul Lambert felt his side's hard work was rewarded as they claimed a share of the points in a 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers.

Rovers arrested a run of three defeats thanks to Hope Akpan's goal five minutes from time with the manager believing it was the least they deserved.

Despite a strong start from the Rovers it was Rangers who opened the scoring on 24 minutes, Leroy Fer applying the finishing touch to a swift counter-attack.

The home side continued to search for a way back into the game and it finally game in the 85th minute when Ben Marshall's long throw reached Akpan at the far post and he nodded home.

"It was no more than we deserved," the Rovers boss told Radio Rovers.

"We should have been three up before they had scored, the balls that never went in for us were incredible. Especially from set-plays where we were a constant threat.

"Then we were hit with the sucker-punch and it gave them something to hold onto. But it is no more than we deserved, I thought on the night we deserved something.

"All credit to the players, they kept going and we peppered their goal. I'm delighted with the point, we've had a hard few weeks and all credit to them for coming back."

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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