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The fans were fantastic

3 March 2016

Jason Steele paid tribute to the support from the fans in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.

Second half goals from Hope Akpan and Danny Graham helped Rovers to make it back-to-back victories, with the keeper feeling the crowd also played their part in securing the three points.

"It was a great three points and I thought the fans were absolutely brilliant," Steele told Radio Rovers.

"They were geeing us on all the way through and you can tell when we are all together, everyone in the stadium pulling in the same direction, it doesn't half make a difference and it was rocking at times.

"Full credit to everyone, I thought everyone was brilliant. We've just got to push on now and look forward to Saturday."

Steele felt the points were fully deserved against his former club, the only blot on the night being the late goal that was conceded.

"For the first hour we were on control of the game, we just needed to get the first goal," added the keeper.

"It was a great goal by Hope, a great ball in and a great finish, and then to get the second goal it gave us a little bit of a cushion.

"Obviously I'm not happy at letting a goal in, we should have had a clean sheet, and that is probably the only negative that we've got.

"I want to keep clean sheets and I think we deserved a clean sheet. It is nit-picking but that is what we are there for as a back five. That is what we get judged on."

Rovers are back in action this Saturday when they make the short journey to take on Burnley.

If you weren't fortunate to get a ticket, then why not do the next best thing and watch the big match in Blues Bar!

Blues will be open from 9.30am on Saturday serving teas, coffee, soft drinks and food, with alcohol being served from 10.00am.

Enjoy a bite to eat with breakfast butties, burgers, chilli and chips all available.

An hour before kick-off until the first goal is scored or the final whistle blows it is £2.00 for a pint of Fosters or John Smiths, and £2.50 for a pint of Kronenbourg or Strongbow.


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