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Harsh half time words provided a response

Striker delighted with second half turnaround as he moves onto 17 goals for the season

20 April 2018

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Harsh words at half time were a big reason for a Rovers turnaround against Peterborough United on Thursday night, according to striker Danny Graham.

Graham's header was sandwiched inbetween Bradley Dack's brace as Rovers produced a storming second half display to comeback from a goal down after Charlie Mulgrew's own goal on the stroke of half time.

The win moves Rovers eight points clear of Thursday and speaking afterwards, Graham admitted everyone put in a shift, including the home support, too.

“In the first-half we didn’t get going, didn’t create a lot and they had some good chances, David pulled off a couple of good saves, and at half-time you’re thinking it’s going to be one of those nights," Danny said honestly to iFollow Rovers.

“But full credit to every single one of the boys, we dusted ourselves off, got ourselves together and there were a few harsh words, and rightly so. The response was brilliant.

“The second half was great, we got right at them and get the three goals and three points."

And on his goal, which came six minutes from time to give Rovers the advantage, once again it was Graham's predatory instincts which came into play, according to the man himself.

“It bounced up a little higher than I thought it was going to, but delighted to see it hit the back of the net.

“That’s what I do in training, in games, make sure I follow in and I was delighed to get on the end of it. But it wasn’t about who scored, it was the three points," he added.

“It was a massive feeling, you could see that from the celebration and the way we celebrated with the fans at the end.

“It was a massive three points at this stage of the season, I’m sure Shrewsbury were watching and were delighted with how things were going at half-time but fair play to everyone, we move on to Doncaster now and we want to get three more points. We move forward now."

Rovers are next in action on Tuesday 24th April when we head to Doncaster Rovers and you can purchase your tickets by clicking here.

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