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Dack: Late equaliser was sickening

Bradley frustrated that all three points were taken out of Rovers' grasp so late against Aston Villa

15 September 2018

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Bradley Dack struggled to hide his disappointment at only taking a point from Rovers' home game against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The playmaker returned to the starting lineup against the Villans following four games out injured and looked like he had scored the winner with 15 minutes remaining.

But a sublime free kick from Conor Hourihane provided late heartbreak for Tony Mowbray's men and Dack confessed that it was a bitter blow following an impressive performance from the hosts.

“We’re disappointed. When you are 1-0 up in stoppage time it’s really disappointing not to win the game and there’s a lot of disappointed boys in the changing room," the 24-year-old said to iFollow Rovers.

“We have to be better and see the game out. It’s a great free kick but we have to do better in the play before that.

“Overall, I thought we played really well against a good side, restricting them to a few half-chances throughout the game.

“It’s sickening, a sickening feeling when we saw it go in. It’s a real tough one to take. Before the game we would maybe have taken a point against Aston Villa but when you are 1-0 up, so late on, you expect to see it out and win."

Overall, Rovers sit mid-table after seven games with two wins and four draws to their name so far in their return to the second tier.

And looking at the bigger picture, Dack's content with how Rovers have taken to the Championship so far.

“We can take a massive amount from these early games and taking on the big boys in this league," he added.

"In my view, there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t be classed as one of those. We’ve shown how good we can be.

“We’ll keep going and look forward to testing ourselves against Derby on Tuesday night."

Rovers are next in action on Tuesday night when we take on Derby County at Pride Park. You can purchase your tickets for the game by clicking here.

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