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Worthy winners

30 January 2016

Paul Lambert felt that Rovers were well worthy of their place in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round after defeating Oxford United 3-0.

Ben Marshall got things going at the Kassam Stadium nestling a spot-kick into the bottom corner after Simeon Jackson was bundled over by Joe Skarz.

It got better for Rovers on the stroke of half-time, Tony Watt, on his debut, firing into the corner from 20-yards.

Marshall wrapped things up in the 76th minute when he bagged his second of the game, superbly curling in a free-kick from outside the box.

And with all eyes on Sunday evening's draw, boss Lambert was thoroughly impressed with the victory and felt a quick start aided his side's win.

"I thought it was well deserved win," he said. "We were excellent from start to finish and we were worthy of going through.

"We started the game really well and had a lot of dominance in it, potentially it was a tricky game because obviously what Oxford did against Swansea and their league position as well.

"You see it time and time again when teams don't start well against lower league teams that they get a grip of the game, we knew it was going to be hard with the crowd behind them but today, I thought we were well worthy of it."

The draw for the fifth round takes place on Sunday at approximately 6.15pm. Rovers are ball number 12.

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