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Mowbray: We were fantastic

Tony says he can't give "anything other than praise" after victory over Oxford

21 November 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was delighted to see his side pick up a second consecutive away victory with a 4-2 win at Oxford on Tuesday night.

Charlie Mulgrew (2), Marcus Antonsson and Joe Nuttall were all on the scoresheet as the Blues secured an excellent result at the Kassam Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Mowbray was full of praise for both the players and fans.

"With the way we played, you can’t give anything other than praise," he said. 

"It was a really tough second half, and I’m pleased we got the job done. The effort tonight was fantastic.

"We talked about starting quickly on the back of the weekend, we knew Oxford are a good side that can pass through you.

“They’re the top scorers in the league, so we wanted to take them out of their stride, which we did exceptionally well early on.

“It was so frustrating to lose the goal at the end of the first half, it could have been prevented, so it was a frustrated dressing room at half time instead of a positive one.

“We got the job done tonight. Joe’s goal really put the game to bed. To come away with two wins in three days on the road, it’s important.

“The fans were amazing and I’m glad we’ve given them something to cheer about tonight.

"I know how much they’ve suffered over the last few years. Away day victories are fantastic, they’ve paid hard-earned money and given up time to be here.

"They’ll get home late tonight, so huge thanks to them."

Despite the positive performance, the boss was quick to turn attention to this weekend's match against Bristol Rovers at Ewood Park.

“We have to rest and recharge before the weekend now. Bristol Rovers is a game we can’t lose, we have to have massive focus and high adrenaline levels.

“We need to get the job done, get three points again at the weekend. 

"It’s important for the team and the club to be good at home, we have to really focus on each game and be positive.

“We want to ask questions of the opposition and will aim to do that again this weekend."

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