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We deserved our victory

The boss was delighted to see his side earn a third consecutive Championship win

19 April 2019

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Tony Mowbray was a happy man after a goal in each half earned Rovers all three points over Queens Park Rangers at a sun-drenched Loftus Road.

A first half Danny Graham penalty set Mowbray's men on their way, before Bradley Dack's tap in early in the second half doubled the tally for the visitors.

Although a Matt Smith header pulled a goal back in the final minute for the Hoops, Rovers weren't to be denied a third consecutive Championship victory.

The victory extends Rovers' 15-game unbeaten run against Rangers, to the thrill of the boss.

“Ultimately I’m delighted," Mowbray beamed after the game.

"We deserved to win, created chances, got in behind them, but our Achilles heel was not finishing them off.

“The delivery from [Adam] Armstrong comes in and Dack bundles it in, but we had our opportunities and deserved to win, despite being backs to the wall right at the end of the game.

“We got out of League One by being on the front foot and pressing teams.

“The momentum helped us do well at the start of the season and we’re trying to develop our style. We’re a team in transition who are happy to earn the points we have done this season.

“We came to play the game, deserved to win and there was no over-anxiety, despite their late goal.

“We’ve won three on the bounce now and we look forward to the Bolton game on Monday."

And Mowbray couldn't depart without paying tribute to the near 1,000 travelling Rovers who made the journey down from East Lancashire to the capital.

“Since the day I walked in the away support has been fantastic," he added.

"It’s a shame that there are some who don’t come to Ewood Park, but they’re amazing supporters who spend a lot of money to support their team." 

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