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Winning is all that counts, says Tony

Rovers made it four wins in a row with victory over Southend on Saturday

7 April 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray says three points were "all that mattered" after his side's 1-0 victory over Southend on Saturday.

After a tight first half which featured few chances, Danny Graham's second-half header was enough to keep the Blues top of the table with six games to go.

Speaking after the game, Mowbray said it's all about winning at this stage of the season, and was delighted to tick another game off the list.

“We’re delighted to have got the three points and, ultimately, that’s all that matters," he told reporters.

"It wasn’t our most fluent performance of the season, and credit to Southend who came here and made it really difficult.

"The first half was a non-event, really, so we were frustrated because we’ve got so much to play for.

"The lads were ready before the game, but that’s just how it panned out.

"We managed to score a goal in the second half and the nervousness was there, we were hoping we’d hang on to it and we did.

"The ball was bouncing around our six-yard box in the last minute and that was a bit scary, but we’re here with the three points so we’ll put them in the bag and move on."

Southend threatened to score a late equaliser but Rovers produced some superb last-ditch defending to keep the clean sheet in tact.

“You have to trust your team," Tony added.

"You do your preparation and know how you’re going to play, and you send the lads onto the pitch and trust them to get the job done.

"We did get the job done, we won 1-0 and it’s our 25th win of the season. We’ve got six games left and have to win as many as we can."

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