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Hugely frustrating

18 March 2017

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Tony Mowbray was desperately disappointed as Rovers were denied a vital victory late on at Ewood Park.

After recovering well to lead thanks to goals from Elliott Bennett and Craig Conway, Rovers looked set to be heading for a huge three points in the battle for survival. But a well-worked move saw Aiden McGeady strike at the death to ensure the match would end all square.

The Rovers manager felt huge frustration that his side weren't able to see the game out as they ended up recording a third consecutive 2-2 draw.

"It is majorly disappointing yet we did a similar thing to Fulham on Tuesday night," the boss told Radio Rovers.

"We started too slowly, we didn't cover the pitch well enough, and ultimately they got a goals.

"But for the last 30 minutes of the first half I thought we played some excellent football, we were the dominant team, the gulf between the two teams was there for everyone to see.

"We got our noses in front with a brilliant goal and I was pretty sure we were going to score a third, we had a few opportunities to do that but it didn't quite go for us.

"But the last ten minutes it was naivety really, we have to learn to see games out but we aren't quite there yet.

"So it is hugely frustrating, I'm disappointed for the players, I'm disappointed for the fans. It was a massive effort to get in front but then we've let everybody down ultimately. The three points would have been massive for us.

"But we have to take the positives, we are starting to look like a half-decent team, but we have to turn draws into wins, it has to start soon. Somewhere along the line we have to find three points.

"It isn't the end of the world, there shouldn't be too much doom and gloom, we are allowed to feel disappointed now after the game, but we'll then get back to work next week and try and work on the things that we have to get better at."

Rovers are back in action after the international break with a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Tickets for the match at the American Express Community Stadium as currently on open sale priced at £30 for Adults, £22 for Seniors 65+ and Under-21s, £15 for Under-18s and £8 for Under-10s.

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