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The lads did themselves justice

1 March 2016

Under-21s coach Damien Johnson was delighted to see his Rovers side defeat Swansea City on Monday night.

A first half penalty from Anton Forrester, and a second half own goal, saw Rovers claim all three points at Leigh Sports Village.

Johnson was happy with the way the players performed - both individually and collectively - in what was a comfortable victory.

"I'm really pleased," Johnson told Rovers Player after the match. "I've been disappointed in the last couple of weeks with the games and results so it is good to get get back to winning ways.

"Most importantly the lads did themselves justice, we looked well organised, we pressed well and we played on the front foot which is what I asked from them, so all in all I'm really pleased.

"We know it isn't all about the results at this level, we want to see development and learning from the players, so I think we've seen a bit of both. We took the game plan and individually they carried out their roles well and they worked hard and got their rewards and were comfortable winners.

"I still think there is more to come from this group. It is important that they keep progressing, take it into the next game and keep developing."

Rovers PlayerHD subscribers will be able to see the full match online later today.

The Under-21s are back in league action next Monday night when they face West Ham United at Rush Green.

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