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Boss proud of his Rovers "heroes"

Tony Mowbray was thrilled to see his side's hard work pay off with a point at the Hawthorns

27 October 2018

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Tony Mowbray was bursting with pride after his 10 men held on to secure a precious point against former club West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Rovers ended the game with a man light, with David Raya being forced off through injury after all three substitutions were made, meaning Richie Smallwood going in goal.
 
After Craig Dawson opened the scoring just before half time, Harrison Reed produced an outstanding equaliser midway through the second half.
 
And the boss labelled his players as "heroic" for their sublime grit and determination against the promotion-chasing Baggies.
 
“To see the team dig in like they did, it really doesn’t surprise me at this football club. We haven’t had back-to-back defeats in such a long time," the boss said after the game.
 
“We’re very proud of the players. They were heroic out there on the pitch. 
 
“It was a great goal. Harrison was immense today, even though it’s not a day for singling out individuals.
 
“The main talk at half time was how we didn’t get a penalty in the first half as the boy has two hands above his head.
 
“Everyone was fuming about that call before going out and getting that point.
 
“But was great for the travelling support that we scored at that end and could celebrate the goal with them.
 
“It only strengthens us. A lot conspired against us today. When I’m watching [Chris] Brunt and [James] Morrison, players I signed 10 years ago, the quality and the class is scary at times.
 
“We were in the ascendancy in the second half and that equaliser was coming. Eventually it did." 

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