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Danny: Grit and determination won us the game

The match-winner reflects on a terrific team performance at The City Ground

14 April 2019

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Danny Graham believes Rovers' desire to earn all three points was the reason Tony Mowbray's side made it two wins in a week, the latest victory coming at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Graham was the match-winner on the day, bagging his 15th of the season and 150th career league goal.

And whilst the goalscorers normally take the plaudits, with Joe Rothwell's stunner in the first half getting Rovers off the mark, Graham admitted it was a real team display at The City Ground.

“It was a lot different to how we performed on Tuesday night," the striker admitted after the game.

"We had two show a lot of grit and determination and defended really well when we had to.

“I just want to keep contributing to the team, whether that's by scoring goals or getting assists. It's nice to score goals, but I've not had any targets. We have four games left so hopefully I can add to the tally.

“The story of our season has seen us get into a comfortable position before letting opponents back into games. We had to dig in and it's now two wins on the bounce, which is very pleasing.

“The centre halves were massive for us. I'm pleased for them and they've probably won us the three points for the effort they've put in.

“Joe's been desperate to play over the last few weeks and it's a great finish, right into the top corner. Hopefully he can take that confidence into the rest of the season and take it into the next campaign."

With four games remaining, Graham's targeting a quartet of victories, and says that continuing the winning run will be beneficial to the team longer term.

“We've beaten quite a few of the big clubs this season, the likes of Stoke, Leeds, Derby, Forest, so we shouldn't fear anyone," the 33-year-old added.

“We just need to find that consistency and that balance and I feel we've shown that over the last couple of weeks.

“We need to keep the run going, keep winning games. If we do that then we can take that confidence into next season.”

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