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Charlie: It's devastating

The Scotland international was visibly shocked when reflecting on the defeat at Elland Road against Leeds

26 December 2018

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Rovers captain Charlie Mulgrew was left "devastated" after a late defeat at Leeds United on Boxing Day at Elland Road.

Mulgrew scored twice in front of a packed house, which included a 90th minute free kick which looked to have won the game for Rovers.

But Leeds battled back, with striker Kemar Roofe bagging a brace in added time to wrestle a victory from the jaws of defeat for Marcelo Bielsa's side.

It was a bitter blow for Rovers, who worked hard throughout, but came away from Yorkshire with nothing to show for their efforts following Roofe's header, which turned out to be the final kick of a pulsating match.

“You get what you deserve in football, a downbeat Mulgrew told iFollow Rovers after the game.

"We had four minutes to see a game out and we failed to do that. I can’t stop thinking about it. We need to do better.

“We’ve usually been alright at game management, but recently we haven’t. The dressing room is devastated, we’re all down in there.
 
“We need to look at the video again, improve and make sure it doesn’t happen again. 
 
“They put a centre half up front and that stretched us. It’s devastating."
 
Rovers have plenty of games left this term, and Mulgrew insists the team have to do better to achieve their aims during the second half of the campaign.
 
"We’ve shown that we can compete with these teams and fine margins is what is undoing us," the Scotland international added.
 
“We need to assess tomorrow. There are positives and it’s important to look at those, the shape, the team work. But there needs to be a thorough look at what we haven’t done well.
 
“We’ve seen all the teams now and we need to make sure we get the results, never mind performances.
 
“Most people will say their piece tomorrow. We’ll iron things out and make sure we improve."
 


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