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Tony: It was a fair result in the end

"We're two unbeaten and we probably could have won both"

11 August 2018

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Tony Mowbray felt the draw against Millwall was a fair result as both teams cancelled each other out at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon.

Although The Lions hit the post on two occasions early in the first half through George Saville and Steve Morison, Rovers improved drastically after the break and will count themselves unlucky not to have won the game in the end.

Danny Graham twice was denied by the excellent Jordan Archer, whilst Charlie Mulgrew and substitute Joe Rothwell both tested the visiting stopper from range.

"Fair play to Millwall. They have a way of playing and they make life really difficult for you," Mowbray reflected after the game.

"The game didn't have much fluency to it and the first 45 minutes was a real none-event for us to be completely honest.

"They hit the post twice and we could have found ourselves behind. We couldn't get out of our half in the first half, but in the second half I feel we largely dominated the game. We had to get back to basics.

"The second half was more like us. We created chances and if you were to put your mortgage on a player to score, you'd have put it on Danny Graham to score the two times he went one on one with their goalkeeper, but never mind.

"It was probably a fair result. You know you are in a football match against them and a positive for us was of course the clean sheet. We're two unbeaten and we probably could have won both, but we may win a game we don't deserve to win later in the season."

It's played two, drawn two for Mowbray's men since their return to the second tier, but there are positives to take, particularly in the fact of David Raya claiming a clean sheet against a strong side.

"We're finding our feet at this level," the boss added. "We just have to keep going, take the positives and look forward to the next one. Great credit to us for the clean sheet because Millwall are a team that know how to win football matches."

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