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Duffy: We were the better team throughout

6 March 2016

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Shane Duffy felt Rovers didn't get their just rewards as they went down 1-0 to Burnley on Saturday.

Like the game at Ewood back in October, Rovers dominated proceedings against their near-neighbours, but a combination of fine saves from Clarets keeper Tom Heaton and being on the wrong end of penalty calls proved costly.

"It's hard to take as I think we were the better team and it's disappointing because it was my fault as well," said the popular defender.

"When you're up there in the league you get those chances and those opportunities and it's just not dropping for us at the moment. Their keeper has made a few great saves.

"I think they're fortunate to have got the six points but that's why they are up there in the league and we're not."

The only goal of the game came on 16 minutes as Andre Gray scored from the penalty spot after Duffy had tripped George Boyd in the area.

"I didn't see him coming behind me," added the Irishman. "I was just going to clear it and then he got his toe in.

"But if they're giving the one against me I think he has to give the one on Hope, it was from behind him and there's contact there.

"But it's the referee's decision and I still think we were the better team without penalties.

"It's hard because I hate losing games when you've been the better team.

"I think the fans will know that for both games we've been the better team but we haven't got the results."

Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when Birmingham City are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Tickets are on open sale up unti the 7.45pm kick-off with prices starting from £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors, £12 for 18-21 year-olds and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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