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Dom delighted with instant impact

Samuel pleased to make a difference in the win at Ewood Park

25 November 2017

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Rovers match-winner Dominic Samuel couldn't hide his delight after making a sensational impact from the bench and turning the fortunes around for Tony Mowbray's side after the hard fought 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers.

With half an hour to play and a goal down, Mowbray made a double change; introducing Danny Graham and Samuel as a front two, and straight away ex-Reading man Samuel made the difference.

Within seconds of entering the action Samuel won a penalty before heading home the winner just a few minutes later.

And although he was chuffed to get his first goal in two months, confessed the end result was the most pleasing aspect.

"It was pleasing to get on the scoresheet again, but of course the main thing is that the team won," Samuel told iFollow.

"You always have to be ready, whether that be in the last minute or the last half an hour. The boss told me to always be lively and hassle the defenders.

"As a striker you need to learn to head the ball. It's something I've been really working on and I'm thankful that work has paid off today.

"It shows you create your own luck with hard work. We took those chances when they came to us.

"It's been a hectic month and a few games in the week so it's good to come out on top in all three game we've played.

"Going away at Bury gave us a few problems, as did the trip to Oxford. It was important to keep that momentum going."

And Samuel is eager for this Rovers run to continue, with the games continuing to come thick and fast.

Tuesday sees Blackburn make the short trip to Blackpool in one of the two games in hand and feels that the wind is in Rovers' sails now.

"The season goes up and down but at the moment we're on our way up," the 23-year-old said.

"With the players we have I think we can only get stronger.

"We've reached that point in the season where we want the games to keep coming. We have players who have so much quality."

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