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Tony Mowbray was delighted by Saturday's 3-0 win over Portsmouth

21 October 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was delighted by his side's 3-0 victory over Portsmouth on Saturday, and hopes it can kick-start a winning run.

Goals from Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Craig Conway gave the Blues all three points in difficult conditions at Ewood Park.

Speaking after the game, Mowbray was full of praise for his players, and said the result will give everyone at the club a boost.

“It was the performance we’ve been looking for," he said. "We scored some goals, which is good for the supporters and for the players’ confidence.

“I thought we started really well, we were positive and created chances. We should have scored more, to be honest!

“We’re standing here after winning 3-0, and that’s good enough. I thought there was a lot of quality on show, a lot of slick football.

“We showed really fighting qualities in the second half, I don’t think we showed any fear and always looked like scoring more goals. 

“Hopefully it’s the start of a trend of scoring more than the odd goal in games."

Asked about the differences between Saturday's game and the 1-1 draw with Plymouth in midweek, he added: “Portsmouth came and had a go, they didn’t sit in and make life difficult. They were a threat and we were prepared.

“Elliott [Bennett’s] brother Kyle is a sharp, quick footballer and he was always a menace but we saw off the threat to get the result.

“We try to score right from the kick-off, we always talk about starting quickly. I think with this team, to get the first goal gives us a fantastic chance to win.

“It was good to get the three points and we’ll keep going."

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