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Arma: We remained positive

Man of the Match Adam Armstrong reflect on another three-point haul at Ewood Park for Rovers

20 October 2018

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Adam Armstrong says that Rovers responded in the best possible way after Leeds United's equaliser, which ultimately turned out to mean nothing.

After Danny Graham's early opener, Mateusz Klich equalised with the last kick of the half.
 
But Armstrong revealed that the spirits remained high, with Rovers going on to win the game thanks to Darragh Lenihan's second half header to lift the hosts into the play-offs.
 
“Despite conceding, the mood was a positive one at half time. We knew we had played really well, the lads were still fired up, we got going again and got those three points," Armstrong recollected to iFollow Rovers after the game.
 
“We knew Leeds would push us back at times and that we needed to counter them well. That was the game plan all week and it worked.
 
“We’ve worked on set pieces and knew they weren’t the best at defending corners. We took a chance on that. Lowey [David Lowe, First Team Coach] and Ben [Benson, Goalkeeping Coach] put a session on yesterday and fortunately it has paid off for us.
 
“You need centre backs scoring headers alongside the strikers getting goals, sharing them around. We work on those things in training and we know we have the ability to get most in the team scoring."
 
“It’s a huge win for us. We knew how big a game this was at the start of the week and we’ve got the victory that we deserved."
 
The 21-year-old attacker earned the Man of the Match award for his fine performance as he caused havoc in the Leeds defence, particularly in the first half.
 
And the only blot on his copybook was to not find the net himself, despite having some chances.
 
“We had a few chances to score more in the first half - I should have maybe scored two. But we have to take the positives - at the end of the day we have just beaten a good side in Leeds.
 
“I kept getting in the same position to score and they kept getting bodies in the way. I nearly saw one fly into the top corner but fortunately it didn’t matter in the end.
 
“When you get an early goal it helps any team. It was a sloppy goal to give away right on half time but we dug in and got the winner."

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