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A fan-tastic effort!

Tony's praise for the Rovers fans and the Wimbledon staff

28 February 2018

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Tony Mowbray hailed the Wimbledon staff who got the game on and the sell-out away supporters who watched Rovers secure another vital away victory on Tuesday night.

Just under 800 terrific travelling Rovers fans made the long journey to the capital and braved the wintry weather, which had caused chaos up and down the country.

Wimbledon had protected their pitch in the build-up to the game and made every effort to ensure the game went ahead, whilst other fixtures fell foul to the cold conditions.

Goals from Bradley Dack (2) and Elliott Bennett rewarded the 778 Rovers fans with another precious three points and manager Mowbray was delighted to send them home happy.

"I think it's a wonderful little club," said the Rovers boss.

"I'm a football man and I remember 1988 (when they won the FA Cup).

"It's a fantastic club and it's a great story.

"I was reading in the programme that they're hoping to go back to Plough Lane someday and it's a great credit to the people who work here to get the pitch playable tonight.

"It feels like a full stadium. For our supporters to come on a Tuesday night, all this way, through the weather that the whole country is suffering is a fantastic effort.

"Every game that we've been away from home this year, they've filled out the stadium and sold their allocation out.

"It's quite amazing and we're just pleased that we can reward them with victories like we did tonight, because they've been amazing all season on the road!"

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