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Amari'i: Dream debut denied

A bittersweet day for the new Rovers recruit after an encouraging debut display

27 January 2018

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New Rovers recruit Amari'i Bell admitted he was disappointed that his debut for the club didn't end with the three points against Northampton at Ewood Park.

Bell started on the bench but an injury to Charlie Mulgrew resulted in the full back playing 70+ minutes against the Cobblers.

And it was impressive stuff from the 23-year-old, whose excellent attacking play and solid defending resulted in him picking up the Man of the Match award.

But despite all the positives and the personal accolade, Bell was disappointed to only take a point away from his debut.

“I was ready to get on and make my debut," he reflected to iFollow Rovers. "It wasn’t the result we wanted but we’ll take the point and move on. 

“I felt we had a lot of the ball and created a lot of chances but we just weren’t in the right place at the right time.
“We’ll take the positives and move on to Tuesday. We sometimes have to keep our cool, not panic and know the chances will come our way. We are a good team that will create opportunities - it’s just about taking them.
“We knew we would scored because of the players we have. Once we got the equaliser they were struggling and we should have won it really."
Bell had a glimpse at grabbing the winner with time remaining, but the ball didn't sit nicely for him.
A shame for him and Rovers then?
“It would have been lovely to have got the winner," he confessed. "I came inside but couldn’t get the touch right, unfortunately. Hopefully I can get my first goal soon enough.
“It was a great opportunity for me to show what I’m all about. I hope I managed to get the fans off their seats and showed them what I can do.
“I like to be up there, getting involved and creating things. I can’t wait to show more."
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