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We found a way to win

Tony was pleased as a professional display earned a fourth consecutive victory in the Championship

22 April 2019

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Tony Mowbray was pleased to see his side earn a gritty yet dominant victory at home to Bolton Wanderers on Easter Monday.

Goals from Ben Brereton and Adam Armstrong earned all three points against the already-relegated Trotters at Ewood Park.

It was an encounter that saw Rovers boss possession against the Whites, but saw Ben Alnwick in fine form, with the experienced goalkeeper denying the hosts more goals.

“We have to be respectful to Bolton Wanderers, who made us work hard for the win," the boss admitted after the game.

“We found it difficult to find those little pockets of space that we’d been exploiting in the last few games, but we found a way to get the goals to give us the points.

“They had possession, which we wanted them to have at times as it would give us space to counter in behind.

“I’m happy enough. They’re always tough games against relegated sides because they still have pride, they’re still professional footballers.

“Sometimes too much possession can create a frustration at times and sometimes you can overcommit and leave yourself vulnerable."

Rovers improved after the break, following a half of few chances, and Mowbray explains what he discussed with the team at the interval.

“We mentioned at half time about playing into the box, into the feet of Dack and Rothwell and let them flick things round the corner, try to play clever football rather than just to keep things moving," he added.

“It’s four wins on the bounce now and we deserved it as well because we played good football.

“We found a way to win today, which was important."

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