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Charlie chuffed with milestone match

Mulgrew scored on his 50th appearance for Rovers, his penalty helping to turn the fortunes around at Ewood

26 November 2017

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Charlie Mulgrew scored his sixth goal of the campaign to make him the top scoring defender in the top four divisions of English football, and was pleased to play his part in a crucial win for Rovers.

Charlie cracked home a penalty just a minute after Rovers went a goal down to Bristol Rovers at Ewood Park, with his spot kick sparking an impressive comeback win from the team.

"The main aim is the three points, no matter how you get it, but it's nice to get a goal," Mulgrew said post-match.

"All round it's been a pretty good day. There's all sorts of ways to win - sometimes you have to come behind to get the victory and we've done that today. We've come behind twice now in the season and that gives you confidence."

"We'd rather win with a clean sheet - in my opinion - but after going behind we've shown great character to win the game. It shows what we have in the changing room.

"Normally teams score and then sit in - we've seen that a couple of times this season. Teams score and try and frustrate so it helped us to respond immediately, meaning they had to come out a bit to possibly try and get another goal."

And the defender was pleased with his own penalty precision and the impact from Tony Mowbray's double substitution on the hour.

Dominic Samuel won the penalty just seconds after entering the action before marking his match-winning moment with a header a few minutes later.

"I did the same thing as Tuesday with the penalty. There was never really any doubt in my mind as to which way I'd go.

"We have top players starting and top players off the bench, which showed. There's real competition for places and that breeds success.

"Dom's come on, scored a great header and we're just pleased to get the two goals to win the game.

"Had you offered us nine points at the start of the week then we'd have certainly taken it."

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