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Pleased to get the win

22 March 2016

Damien Johnson was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

Rovers fell behind at the half hour stage when Daniel Armstrong headed home a corner, but a first goal of the season from winger Luke Wall saw the home side level just before the break.

The match seemed to be heading towards a draw until four minutes from time when Scott Wharton sealed the victory with a header from a corner, much to the satisfaction of the Under-21s boss.

"We are obviously pleased to win," Johnson told Rovers PlayerHD.

"I think on reflection we can play better, we still set high standards for the lads and we were disappointed with our performance on the ball, especially in the first half, but we did better in the second and we showed good character to come back and win the game.

"It is good for the guys to win games, know how to win games and to see games out. It is all part of their development so it was good to see tonight."

Johnson was also pleased to see Jason Lowe in action once more as he continues his recovery from a long-term foot injury.

Lowe played 45 minutes for the Under-21s a week ago, and then followed that up with another hour under his belt in the win over Wolves.

"He's a top pro is Jason and a great example," added the coach. "He's been brilliant for us to have with the group here for the young lads to see how he goes about it every day.

"He's a credit to himself by how hard he works and it is great for him that he's got 60 minutes following his 45 the other day.

"It is a big thing for the club and the manager to have him back and available for selection."

Rovers' Under-21s are back in action on Friday April 1st at Leigh Sports Village when they take on Arsenal. Kick-off 7.00pm.

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