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Great to finish with a win

7 May 2016

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Paul Lambert was delighted to sign off the season, and his tenure as Rovers boss, with a final day win over Reading.

Two first half goals in quick succession set Rovers on their way, and although Reading pulled a goal back, Simone Jackson struck late home to confirm the 3-1 victory.

Taking charge for the final time, Lambert was pleased to secure the victory, with the only disappointing aspect being they didn't have more goals to show for their dominance.

"We were very good, I was really pleased with the way they played," the Scot told Radio Rovers.

"It's easy to go out there with the 'last day syndrome' and the hot weather, the usual things you see on the last game of the season, but all credit to them, they were a credit to the club.

"It could have been four or five in the first half and I don't think anybody would have thought any differently."

Rovers got off to the perfect start when Elliott Bennett fired the home side in front with a wonderfully taken goal on eight minutes. Before Danny Graham's strike six minutes later ensured the loan striker would finish top scorer with seven goals.

Lambert added: "It was great, Benno's touch for the goal was something else and the finish was top drawer. And Danny Graham has been a revelation since he has been here.

"So I'm delighted with the way we played, the only thing lacking was that we should have scored more goals.

"I was delighted for everybody to sign off with a win."

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