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Delighted to take the points

Boss hails another victory as Rovers defeat Scunthorpe 1-0.

12 September 2017

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Tony Mowbray was delighted to see Rovers clinch a fourth straight win in a row with a hard-working victory over Scunthorpe United.

A second half strike from Marcus Antonsson, his second goal in as many matches, was enough to secure a 1-0 win and send all three points back to Lancashire.

Mowbray admitted that his side had to defend resolutely for long periods at Glanford Park, but they had the quality in the final third when it mattered.

"I was really delighted with the points," said the Rovers boss.

"It was a tough game tonight, we played against a really good side, they gave us problems in the first half and yet we did create a few chances.

"I felt we could always score a goal. They were on top, they were dominating possession, and coming in waves of attack. But every now and then there'd be a counter-attack where it looked like we were going to score because we have quality at the top end of the pitch.

"Thankfully Elliott has put a brilliant ball in and Marcus has finished it.

"We could have scored one or two more, but I'm delighted with the points because we played against a team that will take a lot of points here this season.

"You could feel they are a good team, it is their first defeat out of seven, but we were resolute, we defended well. I thought Charlie coming back gave us that stability, that natural balance on the left.

"We'll take the points, we'll put it in the bag and move onto the next game."

After two matches on the road Rovers are back at Ewood Park this Saturday when AFC Wimbledon are the visitors.

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