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Mowbray thrilled with gritty victory

The boss still wants improvement from his side, but felt there were plenty of encouraging signs at the KCOM Stadium

20 August 2019

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Tony Mowbray was left thrilled after seeing his side earn a second successive 1-0 win in the space of four days, with victory at Hull City on Tuesday night.

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After getting up and running with the three points against Middlesbrough at Ewood Park, Mowbray's men backed that weekend win up with another victory, this time Derrick Williams being the hero in Hull.

Rovers were indebted to Christian Walton for a first half penalty save from Jarrod Bowen, but had chances for a greater margin of victory, with Bradley Johnson cracking the upright on two occasions.

And speaking after the game, the boss was pleased with the qualities shown from his side, but wants a more ruthless streak from his forwards.

“In the first half there were chances at both ends," he reflected to iFollow Rovers at the KCOM Stadium.

"Christian’s made the penalty save, they’ve hit the post and we’ve hit the bar a couple of times. I think it could have been 3-2 at half time.

“We played really well in flashes and in spells, but we do have to be better. But we take the points, we win the game, and I felt we were never really under sustained pressure.

“They had the odd chance, as you’d expect with [Kamil] Grosicki and [Jarrod] Bowen, but we can be happy with the points.

“We came here and won 1-0 and we’ve done the same again, so let’s take the win and look forward to this weekend, which will be a tough game for us," he added.

“If you can go 2-0 up you can keep the ball better, and at times, because you have the pace and power of Gallagher and Armstrong up front, you can force the pass."

Mowbray also urged his side to take more care when in the final third in a bid to score more goals.

“Our best moments came when we played that extra pass and then play it forward," he said.

"We tried to hit it early and the turnover was too easy, so that’s something to work on on the training ground for us.

“Christian’s penalty save came at a huge time for us, early in the first half. It gave us an adrenaline buzz.

“Hull will be frustrated because they hit the post and we defended well in and around our six-yard box, Christian’s come for some catches under pressure and used every inch of his frame."

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