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Boss: Players and fans deserved victory

Read reaction from Tony Mowbray following the win over Fleetwood

20 January 2018

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Tony Mowbray was naturally pleased to see his side secure a 2-1 win over Fleetwood on Saturday, saying his side deserved the victory.

Goals from Bradley Dack and Richie Smallwood, either side of Conor McAleny's equaliser, saw Rovers move into League One's automatic promotion places.
 
Speaking after the game, Mowbray praised both the players and travelling fans, saying: "It would've been hard on us had we not got the three points today.

“We almost shot ourselves in the foot by giving them a goal but I think we deserved it over the piece.

“We’re disappointed to lose goals, it’s important for the team to keep clean sheets but it’s another tricky hurdle out of the way.

“I thought it was as controlling as we’ve been away from home this season. They had one shot straight at David but apart from that they didn’t get near our goal.

"We’ve won the game and sent an amazing away support home happy and hopefully full of confidence.”

Rovers might have made it 2-0 during the first half, but had claims for a penalty waved away following an apparent foul on Dominic Samuel.

“A massive part of their game is set plays and free-kicks and they didn’t get the opportunity to get any corner kicks because they weren’t in our half," Tony added.

“There were a lot of shouts today, I think I fell out with the fourth official. As you get older you understand, what’s the point arguing with the officials about penalties.

“It looked pretty clear cut to me. But, never mind, it doesn’t matter now."


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