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'A hugely impressive three points' - Tony

The boss was thrilled with the disciplined performance from his side after beating

25 August 2018

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Tony Mowbray was delighted that his side found a way to win, as Rovers triumphed 1-0 over Brentford at Ewood Park.

Kasey Palmer scored the game's only goal on 54 minutes, firing home the follow-up after good work from the impressive Elliott Bennett and Joe Rothwell.

With Rovers missing key men, Mowbray felt that the victory was even more impressive given that it was against a high-flying Brentford side, who he expects to finish in the top six come the end of the campaign.

"It was a hugely impressive three points," said the Rovers manager.

"The manner of it - playing against a really good football team. A team that I'm pretty sure will finish in the top six, if not in the top two, come the end of the season. 

"They've got a brand of football that's right up there with any team in the division. Similar to Fulham last season, they dominate the ball, they play forward, they use the width, they try to find a way to play through you.

"So I thought the concentration of our team was fantastic today. We'd only had one day's preparation for this game and I thought they took on the information really well.

"Let's just keep going and let's see if we can find a way to win matches. 

"If you were here on Wednesday night, it was a different way of trying to get a result. We didn't win it, but we scored two goals in the second half by applying all the pressure and playing around their box.

"Today, we had to be really resilient and it did remind me a little bit of the first few weeks when I arrived at this club, when we beat Derby at home 1-0 and we beat Wigan at home 1-0.

"We had to see out this game and the character and the togetherness and the spirit of this team was laid open and evident for everyone to see."

Don’t forget, Rovers are back in action on Tuesday evening when Lincoln City visit Ewood Park in the Carabao Cup. You can come down and back the boys by clicking here.


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