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Brace just what the doctor ordered, says Danny

Under the weather Graham produced the goods once again against Walsall

24 February 2018

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Another game against Walsall, another win against Walsall and another two-goal haul against Walsall for Rovers' match-winning hitman Danny Graham.

The Saddlers must be sick of the sight of the Geordie frontman after Danny's brace sealed a narrow and priceless win for the visitors at the Banks's Stadium on Saturday.
 
The striker could, and probably should, have grabbed a hat-trick against the Midlanders, but his 150th and 151st career goals will have to do, and the striker was thrilled with a gritty victory and Rovers' third win in a row.
 
“We’ve made hard work of the game, we were 2-0 up and comfortable," he said just moments after the final whistle at a chilly Banks's Stadium.
 
"The goal at half time gives them a lift and sort of dampens the  way we played in the first half. The second half was a bit of a grind but we’ve won the game and that’s the main thing.
 
“I didn’t feel too good at half time. I was sick, as was Elliott [Bennett]. I didn’t feel as though I did justice to the team in staying on so the gaffer made the right decision in taking me off.
 
“The most important part of this season is getting those wins, getting those points and moving on to the next game."
 
It's been a fair few months since Danny last bagged an away goal in the league, and Danny was thrilled to keep his team-mates quiet with his two first half strikes!
 
“I’d been getting some stick from the lads about not scoring away from home!"
 
"But it’s about the team, getting those three points and we’ve done that. We go back into training tomorrow and get set for another tough test at Wimbledon on Tuesday night.
 
“I’m delighted with the performance and the way we dug in showing grit and determination to see the game through.
 
“We were so comfortable in the first half. Arma’s hit the bar and said that the ‘keeper’s got a touch on it, so it’s a great save. If that goes in then it kills the game.
 
“We showed both sides of our game today. As long as we keep picking up three points then we can only be happy."

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