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The lads pushed themselves to the limit

The boss was thrilled Rovers' completed a perfect, 100% week

17 December 2017

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Tony Mowbray was left a proud man after watching his side battle hard and stay strong in a resolute victory over Charlton.

The win, on paper at least, looked a pretty comfortable one, but in truth, Rovers did find things tough going in the second half.

Maybe three games in a week didn't help the players' energy levels, but the boss was left beaming with the team going to their absolute limit to earn those three points.

"Everybody worked extremely hard - you certainly have to mention the job done by David Raya and the back four for their performance," Tony reflected.

"Richie Smallwood hasn't trained since the last game. He's had a tight thigh, but we all know Richie - he's adament he's not missing any football. Richie's a warrior, a soldier.

"There have been a few twinges this week in the lead up to the game. Corry [Evans] hasn't trained at all really, Marcus Antonsson didn't play in midweek because of a knock."

It's been a bit of a baptism of fire for Craig Conway this week, it's fair to say. After over a month out of action, the Scot played the full 90 minutes against Peterborough, just under an hour at Crewe in midweek and the whole game against the Addicks.

And the manager was thrilled with the winger's hard work for the team.

"They've all done great for me to be honest. Craig Conway's another, who, in an ideal world, wouldn't have got 90 minutes but he's still going strong at the end. It's absolutely fantastic, really," Mowbray concluded.

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