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We all kept the faith, says Graham

"We want to do well for each other not just as individuals but for each other’s family as well."

23 August 2018

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Danny Graham reflected on a topsy-turvy clash against Reading as one that Rovers probably should have won in the end.

Graham returned to the starting lineup after missing out on a place in the XI at Hull City at the weekend, and played his part in a second half fightback after Jon Dadi Bodvarsson put Reading 2-0 up in the first half.

Charlie Mulgrew bagged two penalties in quick succession to even up the scores, and speaking afterwards Danny felt Rovers probably deserved more for their efforts.

“It was a strange game. I think we started the game well and Joe Rothwell was very unfortunate to hit the bar in that good spell we had. They seemed to go up the other end and scored two goals out of nothing," he reflected to iFollow Rovers.

“We re-grouped at half time with the aim of getting that next goal and to put them under pressure. Thankfully we managed to do that.
“We’re disappointed that we didn’t go and win the game, but we will take the point and are still unbeaten, which is a positive.
“We created enough in the second half to win the game, but we’ll keep going, keep showing that togetherness. The gaffer felt we didn’t do too much wrong in the first half."
The striker has paid tribute to the boss for his changes throughout the game, with a couple of changes of system in the second half due to injury and needing to go for it.
"He changed the game when we went to three at the back and he - along with the lads - deserve great credit for that," Graham added.
“Reading have some attacking threats, so to produce a comeback like that is very pleasing. This is the best dressing room I’ve been involved with in my career. We all have faith in each other and want to do well for each other not just as individuals but for each other’s family as well.
“We’ve got such a close bond from last season and we seem to have taken that into this season as well."

Don't forget, Rovers are back at Ewood on Saturday when Brentford come to East Lancashire in the Championship. You can back the lads by purchasing your tickets for the clash here.

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