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Tony: We found a different way to win

The manager was thrilled with a hard fought win against the Addicks

16 December 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was thrilled with a different kind of win for his side in the 2-0 victory against Charlton at Ewood Park.

A Leon Best own goal and a late Danny Graham header sealed a sixth consecutive league win for Mowbray's men, despite a tough second half slog from the team against the Addicks.

But these are the games you look back on at the end of a season and Tony was pleased to come out of the game on top.

"We knew it would be a tough game against a tough side, but we also knew we'd get some chances as they came to play," the boss reflected.

"We showed great resilience in the second half. We showed bundles of character and spirit in the second half. You can't be dominant like Man City or winning 4-2 every week.

"We've been a bit more cavalier in our approach in recent weeks so I'm pleased we've got the clean sheet. It was a different tactic and a different win today.

"Charlton are a big club in this league with a manager who knows how to get out of this division. I thought we were dominant in the first half with David [Raya] making a great save."

The boss admitted his team were slightly below par in the second half, but was pleased his players put their body on the line at a chilly Ewood against Karl Robinson's outfit.

"It's great to win when you're not at your best. You have to read crosses, head off the line and get blocks in, which we did at times today.

"The back four did really well and everyone worked hard. They can have a break before putting the shirt on again at Northampton next week."

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