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The players got their rewards today

29 April 2017

Tony Mowbray was pleased that Rovers got the rewards their positive play merited after a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

After dominating the first half, the home side grabbed the only goal of the game thanks to Danny Graham's second half strike.

Rovers were never under any undue pressure from the visitors, with the boss delighted with the way they saw the game out to take their fight for league survival to the final game of the season.

"We started on the front foot which is what we had worked on all week," Mowbray told Radio Rovers.

"It was probably as good as making a game plan work for 45 minutes as we've done.

"We created chances, we had efforts at their goal, we pushed them back but we just couldn't get a goal.

"It was more of the same after half-time and thankfully we got one up.

"We lost our fluidity a little bit after that, we've been there before as there's sometimes that fear of losing what you've got and you drop a little deeper, but I felt they did it really well in the last 20 minutes.

"We broke away a few times and we could have scored a second goal. It shows me that they are really working hard with what we ask them to do and what they practice.

"They got their rewards today. It was a good result at one ground and a disappointing result at another, but we have to just look after ourselves.

"We got the three points today and we'll go to the last day of the season and what I do know is we'll be fully ready and prepared for Brentford."

Rovers end their 2016-17 campaign away to Brentford next Sunday at 12 noon.

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