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Arma: A missed opportunity

The forward was back on the scoresheet at the weekend, but his goal wasn't enough for a Rovers win

16 December 2018

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Adam Armstrong was left frustrated that his excellent strike wasn't enough at the weekend, after Rovers let a two-goal lead slip to Birmingham City.

Played in dreadful conditions at Ewood Park, Armstrong lashed home just 50 seconds into the second half to put the hosts 2-0 up.

But a couple of minutes of madness gave Birmingham a route back into the game, with a Gary Gardner penalty and Che Adams' tap in earning a share of the spoils.

And speaking afterwards to iFollow Rovers, Armstrong felt Rovers should have taken all three points.

“We were the better team all game, but it was one of those games where the conditions didn’t help either team," the 21-year-old said.

“I thought we were poor in the second half and we should have killed them off, we should have won.

“David [Raya] knows he’s made a mistake with their first goal, but you need to get on with it. It’s tough to take. We should have won, the dressing room knows it, the fans know it.

“Both teams created a few chances and it was about who took them. In the end, both teams did at times.

“We had the game in our hands and would have been a couple of points off the play-offs had we won.

“We have to work on things, the lads need to come together to sort out our ability to see games out.

“That’s how we get to the next level, we have to be better as a team.

“I took the goal well. It’s one of them where I’m happy to score but really disappointed that we didn’t get that win.

“We didn’t see the game out and that was poor from us.”


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