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We dug in to get the result

19 January 2016

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Chris Taylor feels Rovers can use the morale-boosting victory over Newport County to kick-start their surge towards the Championship's top half.

Paul Lambert's men ensured there wouldn't be an FA Cup shock at Rodney Parade as goals from Ben Marshall and Jordan Rhodes either side of Mark Byrne's leveller sealed a place in the fourth round.

After taking the lead early on, Rovers were dealt a blow as striker Chris Brown saw red for a clumsy challenge.

But despite the setback and Newport equalising, the visitors impressed after the break and sealed victory midway through the second-half thanks to Rhodes' header.

A tie against Oxford United now awaits but Taylor wants the team to kick on against Charlton Athletic this Saturday.

"Newport was a very difficult tie and we got off to the perfect start," he said.

"It was a tough game and we didn't expect anything less, especially being down to 10-men for 80 minutes.

"The lads really had to dig in and get together, I thought in the second-half we deserved it, we created enough chances and played some really good stuff.

"The first-half we were under pressure, but once we got two up front and the midfield lads joined in I thought it was a good all round performance and we are very happy to go through.

"Newport wasn't a league game but it stops the rot of losing, it's a win, it doesn't matter who the opposition is, it should give us some confidence going into a difficult game at Charlton who are struggling.

"We want to push to the right end of the table and keep away from the relegation."

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