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Tony: A massive win

The boss gives his verdict following Thursday's win over Bradford

29 March 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was a happy man following his side's 2-0 win over Bradford on Thursday evening.

Under the lights and in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Ewood Park, it was second-half strikes from Bradley Dack and Craig Conway which ultimately did the damage.

Speaking after the game, Mowbray felt it was a job well done on the night, and says concentration was key as the Blues returned to the top of the table.

"I thought we started really well. I looked at the clock and with 25 minutes gone I think we'd had half a dozen shots but it didn't go in for us," he told reporters.

"We spoke at half-time about making sure it wouldn't be one of those games where you dominate but find yourselves 1-0 down, so it was about concentration.

"It's good when you have a player of Jack Payne's quality on the bench who can bring that weight of pass to put Bradley Dack in, and from there Bradley did what he does.

"Ultimately, it was a big game and we've got the three points. We've spoken about ticking games off as we go; we'll rest tomorrow and then go to MK Dons to do it all again.

Speaking of Dack, the attacker scored his 16th goal of the campaign on what was his 200th career league appearance, and it came as no surprise to the boss!

"We've seen Bradley do it a lot this season, and you fancy him to pick out the corner," he said.

"Bradley finds space well; a lot of players go through and don't really know where to go and then the chance goes, but you always fancy Dacky to find the corner. I'm delighted for him.

"At this stage of the season, it can get a bit tense in terms of the performance because of the pressure, but we just have to keep going.

"You have to give massive credit to Wigan and Shrewsbury for doing that to us when we've been inactive, but now we've played first and managed to win.

"Let's see what Monday brings."

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