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We were bullied and weren't good enough

Tony Mowbray was critical of his side after a disappointing display and defeat at Wigan Athletic

28 November 2018

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Tony Mowbray believes his side's defeat and display at Wigan Athletic was the worst performance since he joined Rovers.

Rovers weren't at the races at the DW Stadium, with goals from Gary Roberts, James Vaughan and Callum McManaman doing the damage for the Latics.

Although an own goal put Rovers back in contention before McManaman sealed the points to get the visitors on the scoresheet, Mowbray confessed his side deserved nothing for their efforts.

“I’ve told the players in the dressing room that the performance is the worst I’ve seen since I arrived at the club," the boss said after the game.

“I didn’t see it coming and I’m not sure where it came from. It was unacceptable and we have to put things right.
“It takes a lot for me to get really, really angry with the players and we need to apologise to the fans for that display tonight.
“We got bullied and couldn’t deal with the directness of Wigan. But everything was wrong tonight, with and without the ball. I didn’t recognise the team.
“We’ll get back to basics, we’ll look at where we went wrong tomorrow and get ready for Saturday. 
“We didn’t deserve anything from the game and it’s probably our biggest test now to get back on track."

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