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We worked hard to get the result

Boss pleased to reward the travelling fans

9 September 2017

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Tony Mowbray was pleased to see Rovers collect their third consecutive league win thanks to a 3-0 victory over Rochdale.

Richie Smallwood's early goal was added to by second half strikes from Marcus Antonsson and Danny Graham, to make it a comfortable afternoon at the Crown Oil Arena.

The manager was happy that his side matched their opponents work-rate, and that in turn allowed them to reward the 'amazing' 3200 travelling fans with three goals and three points.

"I thought it was hard work," said Mowbray after the match. "I thought we played against a team who gave everything for their manager and the club.

"Ultimately I think with the players that we have got - with total respect to Rochdale - we expect to come to Rochdale and win.

"But I thought it was really really hard work, we had to dig in and dig deep.

"But what is pleasing is that you can compare this game to Southend on the opening day as a similar type of arena, a similar type of feel to the match, a game that we didn't really physically turn up. I thought that we physically turned up today and competed with a team that if you don't compete against you are going to lose.

"So that is the most pleasing aspect, it looks like the team are acclimatising to the league and getting used to what is required to win football matches.

"I'm also pleased for the supporters, I have to mention them, it was an amazing turnout.

"I've been to this place a few times either to watch other games or to bring a team here and I've never seen as much support for the away side, it was quite amazing."

Rovers are back on their travels this Tuesday night when they take on Scunthorpe United.

Tickets for the match at Glanford Park are currently on open sale currently priced at Adults £22, Seniors £15, Students £15 (must produce valid NUS Card). Under 21s £15. Under 18s £6. Under 12s Free of charge (Maximum of two per paying adult).

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