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Penalty call was tough to take

19 April 2017

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There were mixed emotions for Sam Gallagher after Monday's draw with Bristol City.

The on-loan striker was delighted to net his 12th goal of the season to earn Rovers a share of the points, but was disappointed that they weren't given the opportunity to claim all three.

Shortly after heading Rovers level, and with the home crowd urging the side on, the young forward felt there was a clear foul on him as he raced in on goal in search of a second. But despite the close attentions of City captain Korey Smith, referee Mike Jones deemed it not to be a foul.

Gallagher felt that the side showed plenty of character to recover from what had been a poor start to the match, and knows that they need to continue to show that for the remaining three games of the season.

"At the time I thought it was a stonewall penalty and I've watched it back a few times and I still think the same thing," Gallagher told Radio Rovers after the match.

"It is very disappointing and frustrating, it is a decision that we've maybe not got all season. It has been tough to take but we've just got to move on I suppose.

"I've not been so happy to score in a long time I think. That was a fantastic feeling, I thought it really gave us that massive lift in the game and I think everyone thought we were going to go on and get more from the game. So we are extremely disappointed that we didn't.

"At half-time we said that if we get the next goal then the fans will be right behind us and they were, we were just unlucky not to get that second.

"We didn't make it easy but at the same time we showed great character. We just need to win as many as we can.

"We have shown that we can put great performances together and get results away from home so we'll look to do that again. We know what needs to be done, everyone is as determined as we need to be, everyone wants to do what they can for the club."

Rovers and Gallagher are back in action this weekend when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Fans wishing to see this Saturday's match will need to get their tickets in advance as there will be no sales on the day.

Because of this the club now has an increased allocation of 1670 tickets. These will be on sale until 4.00pm this Friday.

Tickets are priced at £30 Adults, £15 Seniors 65+ and Under 21’s £15, Under 17’s £12 and Under 12’s £10.

There are limited away travel places still available at £16.50 Adults, £15.00 Concessions.

Don't miss out! Buy online today at, in store at the Roverstore, Ewood Park or via our call centre on 01254 372000.

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