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Great to get the win

18 October 2016

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Owen Coyle was delighted with his side's performance as they ran out deserved winners at home to Nottingham Forest.

A first half double from Sam Gallagher put Rovers in control, and although the visitors pulled a goal back at the end of the match through Damien Perquis, the manager was pleased to hear the fans roar the team on to victory.

"The most important thing was to win the game," Coyle told Radio Rovers after the match.

"We said after Saturday that four points from two games would be a good return.

"But what was very good about it wasn't just the three points, I thought we were outstanding tonight. The level of play, the speed of movement, the incisiveness, the penetration that wasn't good enough on Saturday was there in abundance tonight.

"The goals that we scored and the ones that we should have added. Coming in at 2-0 it should have been three or four such was the level of our play.

"Forest threw caution to the wind in the second half but we stood up to it, and I felt we had two clear penalties. It is beyond me why they weren't given. That could have put the game well beyond reach.

"Then in the final minutes we have conceded a sloppy goal to allow them into it, but the fans picked them up at 2-1 and made sure there were no nerves there.

"So I felt it was a wonderful night for everyone who came, the fans were vocal and they really pushed the boys on."

Rovers are back on the road on Saturday when they travel to take on Bristol City.

Tickets for the clash at Ashton Gate are on open sale priced at £25 for Adults, £22 for Seniors aged 65+, £22 for Under-25s, £19 Under-22s, £15 Under-19s and £10 for Under-12s.

Book online at, in store at Ewood Park or over the phone on 01254 372000.

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