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Another huge result, says Tony

The boss hails a battling performance as Rovers beat MK Dons

2 April 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray felt his side were fully derserving of Monday's 2-1 win at MK Dons, despite a strong second-half showing from the hosts.

The Blues went two goals ahead thanks to a first-half brace from the superb Adam Armstrong, before the home side responded after the break.

The win keeps Rovers' automatic promotion charge on track, meaning Mowbray was a happy man after the full-time whistle.

"I thought we deserved that in the end," the manager told reporters.

"The dominance was there in the first half and Dominic Samuel should have finished it off with five minutes to go.

"Teams are going to have a go; MK Dons scored a goal and their tails were up, they had nothing to lose.

"That's football and you have to deal with it, so I think we deserve great credit for the other side of the game.

"We looked like we could score a lot of goals but the lads also put their bodies on the line by making blocks. They defended with all they've got.

"It's just the next game for us, we've ticked it off and will keep going."

Mowbray says he was always expecting a tough test at Stadium MK, but says all that counts is the result.

"We came here knowing that they were in good form, they've got a confidence about them and we had to see that off," he added.

"In the second half, they showed what a good team they can be - I'm sure they'll be alright this season.

"The penalty incidents don't matter to me, because we won 2-1."

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