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Great to continue that momentum

7 January 2017

Owen Coyle was pleased with the way his side safely booked their place in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

An early own goal from Joel Lynch was added to by a second half strike from Liam Feeney to put the visitors in control. And although the Hoops pulled a goal back from the penalty spot through Jake Bidwell, Rovers saw the game out comfortably.

"We are delighted to get through," said the Rovers boss.

"We obviously knew it was going to be a tough game, Queens Park Rangers have been on a good run of form, so we knew we were going to have to be close to our maximum.

"I think we played well, I still think there is more to come from us, but we certainly worked very hard against the ball and we looked a threat all day with the ball.

"David Raya has had very little to do, we controlled the game and looked a real threat on the counter.

"My disappointment is I think the margin should have been greater in respect of what the final result was. But from start to finish every one of them was a credit to themselves.

"After the draw away at Huddersfield and then beating Newcastle it was important that we continued that momentum that we always speak about. So it was great to come here today and win a tough game and put ourselves in the draw for the next round.

"We had just short of a thousand fans here today so it was nice for the players to reward the fans."

Rovers will be ball number 6 on Monday night's draw. It will take place at approximately 19:10 on BT Sport.

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