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Tony: Frustration but plenty of positives to take

The boss rues errors from his side in draw with the Iron

30 December 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was left ruing errors as his side let two leads slip in the entertaining 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe at Ewood Park.

Danny Graham scored early in each half, but two slip ups allowed Scunthorpe to twice fightback to grab a point.

And although Mowbray cast a frustrated figure after the game, he admitted there were plenty of positives to take from Rovers' display.

"It's frustrating just because of the goals we lost today. It was unlike us as we have defended brilliantly at times this season and been resilient," the manager told iFollow.

"We handed two goals on a plate to them and didn't cement our authority on going ahead.

"You have to give credit to Scunthorpe though. They are a good team. We worked hard to deny them space and to stop them getting possession of the ball.

"There are positives to take against them though, shots on goal, pressing and asking questions of a really good team.

"I thought Bradley [Dack] deserved a goal for his performance. With his birthday tomorrow it would have been nice for him to continue his good form and get on the scoresheet."

And Mowbray also felt that his side have learned from their mistakes earlier in the campaign, insisting Rovers would have possibly suffered defeat in that sort of match.

"Scunthorpe are one of the better teams in the league and we have lost those sort of games at times this season. We'll put the point to bed against a well coached team and we can take heart from the performance.

"They never really tested us aside from the goals, they were isolated errors on our part."

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