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Unbelievable

4 January 2017

Charlie Mulgrew couldn't quite believe that he would be the matchwinner for the second time against Newcastle United.

The Scottish international scored the only goal when the Rovers defeated the Magpies up at St. James' Park back in November, and followed that up with his second goal for his new club in the corresponding fixture at Ewood on Monday to knock their opponents off the top spot in the division.

Mulgrew was delighted to get on the scoresheet once more, but even more so with the determination that the squad displayed to claim the points, and he insists that has to be be the benchmark moving forward into 2017.

"It is unbelievable," the Scot told Radio Rovers after the match. "Somebody has said that it was within a minute of the last goal as well.

"I was delighted to see it go in, I was always going to go goalkeeper's side as it was too close to get it up and over. To see it hit the net, the feeling was unreal.

"But the most important thing is that we stuck it as a team. We showed a great team sprit and the fans got behind us. They had one or two chances in the first half, but in past games we've played we've given away much more than that so we are delighted. 

"It was a start at Huddersfield and today we knew that we'd make it a good point if we got a result. We've got that result and I'm delighted.

"There are no excuses for us now, we can't be a hard luck story, it is up to us to do it and make our own luck. We've done that today, a couple of decisions went our way and rightly so.

"We are delighted with the result, everyone of the boys fought hard and got in their positions, it is a clean sheet but it isn't just credit to the back four but the whole team. We looked more solid as a team.

"It has to be like that in every match now, we've got to go into every match and look to fight to the end, that is what it has to be, that is the minimum requirement."

Rovers are on FA Cup duty next Saturday when they travel to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers.

Tickets are currently on open sale for the third round clash with the advanced prices of £10 for Adult season ticket holders, £5 for Senior season ticket holders, £5 for 18-21 year-old season ticket holders and £1 for Under-18s who are season ticket holders.

Prices on the day and for those who aren't season ticket holders are £15 for Adults, £10 for Seniors and 18-21 year-olds, and £5 for Under-18s.

Book online today at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers

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