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We carried a threat throughout

26 November 2016

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Owen Coyle was full of praise for the players after they claimed an impressive 1-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James' Park.

Charlie Mulgrew's first goal for the club fifteen minutes from time ensured back-to-back wins for Rovers and a first defeat in ten for the league leaders.

"The objective was to come here and get a positive result and to do that we needed every one of our players to play at their maximum which I think we got close to," said the manager after the match.

"The level of our performance and how we started, their keeper has made an unbelievable save from Danny Graham's header to keep it at 0-0.

"We threatened all the time, we looked lively, we looked inventive, and then we had to stand up and defend very well against good players.

"But we knew we could come and get a result, we've said we've been playing well, everyone had wrote us off, but we believed in what we were doing and went out on that field and gave everything we could. Today every one of them were a credit to themselves. 

"It is days like this that we want at our club, but to do that you've got to earn them from the first whistle to the last. They stood up to the test that was asked of them."

Rovers are back in action next Saturday when Huddersfield Town are the visitors to Ewood Park. Tickets are on open sale priced from £22 for Adults, £14 for Concessions and £9 for Juniors under 18.

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