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Boss pleased to not pay the penalty

Penalty takers? Tony Mowbray couldn't care less about them as long as they score!

3 November 2018

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Penalties are only good spot kicks if they nestle in the back of the net, so Tony Mowbray wasn't too bothered who the taker was in the absence of Charlie Mulgrew.

With the skipper unavailable through injury, it was the turn of talisman Bradley Dack against QPR when referee Peter Bankes pointed to the spot with five minutes to go after a foul on Ben Brereton.
 
Was there any doubt? Not according to Dack after the game, with the number 23 sending Joe Lumley the wrong way to win the game for Rovers.
 
The goal sent Rovers up to eighth in the Championship table, and when asked about takers from 12 yards, the boss admitted he couldn't care less!
 
“I always have this scenario about penalty takers. We saw it the other week didn’t we when Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty for Manchester City," he began after the narrow win against the Hoops.
 
“In my office I don’t have a long list of penalty takers that reads Mulgrew, [Craig] Conway, Dack… if you’re playing well, and have the confidence to smash it in the net then there are no problems!
 
“Even if Bradley had missed it, it’s great that he has that confidence to see an opportunity to score another goal.
 
“You’re not going to question Bradley’s technique and we’re pleased he scored it."

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