Two-goal hero Bradley Dack reflected on the perfect night for Rovers after the impressive 3-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.
Freezing February temperatures on a Tuesday night in south London wouldn’t have been a trip to really look forward to, but Rovers made light work of what was a tricky challenge, on paper at least.
It was Dack himself who got the ball rolling in the first half with a looping header, whilst an exquisite touch of class wrapped up the game with Rovers third of the night, after Elliott Bennett bagged his first of the season.
And reflecting on the display, Dack felt it was a great evening’s work from him and the team.
Tonight was a tough game, the pitch wasn’t great, but it was a really professional performance. We’re delighted with the clean sheet and the three goals.
“I can’t remember the first goal really apart from it was a tight angle to score from,” the 24-year-old said. "Payney [Jack Payne] has put a great ball across and I’ve tried to head it back goal.
“It’s just looped over the ‘keeper but I think it was definitely in as a couple of the boys were warming up on that far side and they say it crossed the line.”
The second was a thing of beauty and could well be a contender for Goal of the Season, and he was keen to thank Danny Graham for turning into a flying winger to get the assist.
“He’s not known for his pace, Dan, but he’s done really well out there and has stuck it in a good area. Luckily I got across the front and nipped it in.
“I’ve had a good season but it’s great to be playing with top players.”
And as for the illness which kept him out of the weekend win at Walsall, Dack’s display showed that the bug is right out of his system.
“I was feeling fine and got over the illness on Saturday afternoon. I couldn’t play at the weekend because I had no energy.
“I’ve taken in food in the last few days and I’m now feeling good."