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Charlie: A sore one to take

Skipper deflated after late Bristol Rovers goal, but says Rovers have the quality to bounce back

15 April 2018

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Rovers captain Charlie Mulgrew reflected that Bristol Rovers' late equaliser was "sickening" as Tony Mowbray's men were denied the three points at the death.

Mulgrew put Rovers ahead from the spot in the second half after Richie Smallwood was taken down in the box, to bag his 13th goal of the season.
And just when it looked as if Rovers would hold on for a vital three-point haul, Chris Lines smashed home a volley with just seconds remaining.
“It’s a sore one to take. The changing room is a bit down at the moment as it feels like a defeat with us being so close to the win," the skipper admitted to iFollow Rovers.
“It’s sickening, a real hammer blow, but we need to go again quickly. We could have defended it better. We’ll think about it on the way home but it’s gone now and we need to move on.
“We didn’t play great and that's the biggest blow - not playing great but could and should have won. We know what we need to do and it’s up to us to pick ourselves up and move on quickly.
“We should have made more of our chances but it’s done now and we need to move on. We can dictate our own fate."
But despite being frustrated by the result, 32-year-old Mulgrew is urging the team to get back to winning ways when Peterborough United visit Ewood Park next week.
“We’re still in the driving seat, still have belief but we need to get back on track in the next game. We are still five points clear, need to be positive and look forward to the remaining games," the Scot added.
“As far as we’re concerned we are still concentrating on ourselves and focussed on winning games."

Rovers are next in action on Thursday 19th April when Peterborough United visit Ewood Park. You can purchase tickets for the clash against the Posh by clicking here.

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