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We deserved more, says Armstrong

“They are pushing to get promoted and if we can perform like that against a top side then why can’t we do the same?"

30 September 2018

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"We have to take the positives and one of them is taking on a team who have spent millions," says Adam Armstrong, who admits Rovers were frustrated to take just the solitary point from the game against Nottingham Forest.

With Rovers a goal down, Armstrong arrived off the bench and provided an immediate impact as he looped the ball over the giant frame of Costel Pantilimon to equalise for Rovers on the day.
 
But despite scoring, Arma was left downbeat at full time following a controversial penalty decision was given the way of the visitors and Lewis Grabban stepped up to level the score just five minutes after Bradley Dack had handed Rovers the lead.
 
“I thought we deserved more. We had the chances and should have killed them off, but looking back you have to take the point," he said to iFollow Rovers.
 
“We should have took the chances. We kept on battling and we thought we’d won it. They pushed on and ended up nicking the pen to take a point.
  
“I was asked to get at them and use my pace. I felt I did well when I got on. 
 
“I had another chance in the half when I wasn’t looking at the ball and just running but in the end the ball ran away from me and I just couldn’t get there to take it round the goalkeeper.
“Fans get you going, we dug deep in the end and I thought the fans were excellent again."
 
But despite the disappointment, the 21-year-old believes Rovers can take heart from taking their big-spending opponents to the brink.
 
“When you score two at home you do expect to win. We have to take the positives and one of them is taking on a team who have spent millions and probably been the better team on the day," he added.
 
“They are pushing to get promoted and if we can perform like that against a top side then why can’t we do the same?"

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