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Tony: Our gamble paid off

The boss was delighted following Tuesday's 3-1 win over Walsall

30 January 2018

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Tony Mowbray was delighted to see his "gung-ho" tactics pay off as Rovers beat Walsall 3-1 at Ewood Park on Tuesday evening.

The Blues put in a fine attacking display and may have scored more on the night, following Danny Graham's brace and a great finish from Bradley Dack.

Mowbray fielded the likes of Adam Armstrong and Jack Payne from the start, and was pleased to see his selection bear fruit.

“The players took the plan on board and took the game to Walsall," he told reporters.

"I felt that we put them under pressure; they’re a good side if you let them play, so we gambled a little bit today and it paid off.

“We could have scored more but, with respect to Walsall, better teams might play through us if we play as gung-ho as that.

"That was the tactic tonight, to make sure Walsall knew they were against a team with intensity.

“We scored a few and could have scored a few more but we’re happy with the points and we’ll move on to the next one now.

“They were ready for it tonight and knew it was an opportunity to put three points on the board and the frustration of Saturday behind us.

"If you take four points from two games all season long then you’re not going to be far away."

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