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Dom: I've never been involved in a game like it

Samuel grabbed two goals and an assist at Ewood in eventful 3-3 draw with Crewe Alexandra

4 December 2017

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Rovers striker Dominic Samuel admitted the 3-3 draw with Crewe Alexandra at Ewood Park was a unique experience after a relentless clash.

Samuel played a part in all three of Rovers' goals on the day, with a brace and an assist to put the hosts in command.

But Crewe hit back after Rekeem Harper and Elliott Bennett saw red for Rovers, and although Samuel admitted he was frustrated by the result, was also pleased to be in the hat for round three.

"It was a very busy game, but the main thing is we didn't lose and are in the hat for the next round," Dom told iFollow after the game.

"We keep the unbeaten run going, which is a positive.

"I've never been in a game like it with the two sending offs and so much drama. We all put a shift in with nine men and I think we defended quite well to be fair to us. There are certainly positives to take in my opinion.

"The team are confident and you could see that in the first half. We have to be more relentless, stick to the basics and I think we'll do well this season.

"We dominated the first half before the sending off. We could have killed them off but sometimes these things happen.

"I didn't see Benno's incident but I think the referees have been pretty harsh on us this season. I think we were particularly unlucky today."

Samuel's partnership with Danny Graham in the first half looked an excellent one prior to the experienced frontman being substituted at the break and Samuel confessed he enjoys playing with Rovers' number 10.

"As a striker you want to score goals, first and foremost," Samuel said.

"It gives me confidence getting two today. I enjoy playing with Danny. He's a really good player who's great at holding up the ball and we can work off him. 

"Me and Danny's relationship is close - the same with everyone in the team. I set him up and he returned the favour soon after, so the partnership went well this afternoon for us."

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