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We've passed the first test

14 April 2017

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Tony Mowbray was delighted to see Rovers win on their travels but he knows the job is far from done.

Tommie Hoban's second half header secured all three points against Nottingham Forest to give Rovers a huge 1-0 victory.

The manager felt a change of formation worked wonders at the City Ground to help the side claim the points, but all attentions now turn to Monday afternoon's match at Ewood Park against Bristol City.

"One result doesn't mean very much to us to be honest," Mowbray told Rovers Player after the match. "That is what I said to the team afterwards.

"We targeted this weekend to try and get six points because we felt as if we had to after the disastrous weekend last week at home.

"We had a big test in front of us so the first part of it we have managed to do and now we've got a huge game now on Monday and if we can get a positive performance and a good result on Monday then I think practically the whole bottom half of the table will be looking over their shoulders going into the last three games.

"We worked hard for two days on the training ground. A lot of work in and out of possession and it has paid off today.

"It is good for the coach when the players get a positive result after a change of formation and a change of shape.

"It has helped the team get three points and hopefully it helps us get three points on Monday.

"I am pleased for the supporters, it was a fantastic away support today, they haven't had too many days like this so it is great for them. We have to make sure that we don't have a hiccup on Monday now."

Tickets for Rovers' match against Bristol City on Bank Holiday Monday are on open sale.

Prices are from £18 Adults, £12 Concessions and just £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under. Buy online today at and collect from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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