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Danny offered an honest assessment following a heavy defeat to Preston North End on Saturday

25 November 2018

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Danny Graham was honest in his assessment following a below par team performance against Preston North End on Saturday at Deepdale.

Rovers weren't at the races from the first minute onwards in the East Lancashire derby, with home frontman Tom Barkhuizen opening the scoring just 69 seconds into the encounter.
 
And although Graham pulled a goal back with a trademark header just after half time, Rovers were given a good beating from Alex Neil's side.
 
“Not only have we let ourselves down, we’ve let the supporters down who came in their numbers to back us once again," the striker told iFollow Rovers after the game.
 
“It’s a tough one to take and we need to learn from it really quickly.
 
“If we are 2-0 down again and get a goal back then I think we shouldn’t go too gung-ho too early.
 
“We should get the extra pass in and get better. It’s about how we react now and thankfully we have a game on Wednesday.
 
“We need to show maturity and we didn’t do that today. It wasn’t good enough and I can only apologise to the 5,500+ fans who got behind us today."
 
And following the weekend's disappointment, Graham is pleased that a chance to put things right comes so soon, with Rovers back in action against Wigan Athletic.
 
“The togetherness we have is very good, one of the best I’ve been involved in, and Wednesday can’t come quick enough for us," he added.
 
“The lads have spoken. The two centre halves have said they could have done better, but we won’t blame anyone. There have been times where I’ve missed chances and we haven’t won. We stick together and we get ready to go again on Wednesday."

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