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Charlie: Gritty wins are sometimes the best wins

The captain says Rovers can improve but was pleased with the determination shown to beat Bolton

7 October 2018

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Charlie Mulgrew has experienced all types of wins over his long career, and says sometimes the ugly 1-0 ones are the best.

It wasn't a game for the football purists against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday teatime, but Bradley Dack's first half strike proved the difference in a tight game, with Rovers earning the points because of it at the University of Bolton Stadium.
 
Following a good start, the majority of the game wasn't the greatest show from either sides, but Rovers held on to get a valuable victory and jump up to ninth place in the Championship.
 
So how did the skipper view it?
 
“What do you mean it wasn’t a classic. It was a beautiful game!" the skipper joked to iFollow Rovers when asked the question after the game
 
"In all seriousness, it was a long 90 minutes and we didn’t play to our best.
 
“But I think it shows the attitude of the group and sometimes in football the ugly ones are the most satisfying ones.
 
“We’ve got the result, got the points and can move on now. That’s the most important thing. First and foremost we want the win, but we know we have to play better and we will play better.
 
“We started well and we then started getting pressed. We started the second half similar, but the same thing happened again. It was a long second half.
 
“But the record books will only show the result and that’s all that matters in football."

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