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Stefan all smiles after goalscoring return

Mols gets a goal after five months out, as Rovers beat Newcastle 2-0

10 April 2018

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Stefan Mols hailed his comeback from injury as the 'perfect' night, as Rovers Under-23s defeated Newcastle United 2-0 at Leyland.

The victory saW Damien Johnson's side open up a seven-point lead at the top of the PL2 table and moved them to within a point of the title.

After starting the season in fine form, Mols suffered a spiral fracture of his tibia in a game against Stoke City back in October, which has kept him sidelined for the past five months.

However, having worked hard to return to full fitness, he started the game against Newcastle on Monday night and marked his comeback with the opening goal six minutes into the second half.

Joe Nuttall wrapped up the win with his 21st of the season and a positive result against second-placed Aston Villa at Ewood Park next Monday night will see Rovers secure top spot.

"It feels really good just to be out with the boys again and to get the win and grab a goal, there's no better feeling to be honest," said Mols after the game.

"Mentally, the last five months have been very tough. Thankfully my family and the coaching staff at Blackburn Rovers have supported me and helped me through it.

"It's been tough, but I'm glad I'm through it now and I'm back playing.

"I was bit tired and a bit stiff towards the end, but I felt good and I was happy with my performance.

"To get a goal on my comeback game as well was perfect. That's the cherry on the top of the cake!

"I don't score many with my head, but I just pulled off at the back post and headed it across the keeper, so I was happy with that.

"The lads have done brilliantly this season. Every game, they go out and give 100%, work hard for each other and play really well, so to get this win it puts us in a great position going into the last couple of games.

"We just need to see it through now. We've not done anything yet, we've got two more games left, so we just need to put it in again in the last two games.

"To win the title next week would be an unbelievable achievement for the boys, especially after the season we've had.

"We've played well all season, morale in the dressing room is really high at the moment, everybody is happy, so it would be good to top it off with a win.

"I can't wait for next week's game to come around, I just want to play football at the moment. I'm just buzzing to be back out on the pitch."

Cheer the boys to title glory against Aston Villa next Monday (April 16th). Kick-off at Ewood Park is 7pm. Entry is FREE for all supporters.

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