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A vintage away day display

Did Rovers produce their best away performance of the season at Ashton Gate on Saturday?

15 December 2019

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It was arguably the best away performance of the season, and Tony Mowbray was delighted to see his side play with a real maturity in the 2-0 win over Bristol City.

There were plenty of star performances at Ashton Gate and, with a goal and an assist, Bradley Johnson will probably get the highest rating in the Sunday morning newpapers.

It was the 32-year-old who smashed Rovers into an early led inside the opening two minutes in the south-west, before the same player put through substitute Adam Armstrong, who made no mistake late on in the season half.

And speaking afterwards, Mowbray was grinning from ear to ear after seeing his side earn a fifth win in their last six games in the Championship.

“There was a lot of positives and good stuff today, we were very disciplined, very honest and very hard working," Mowbray beamed to iFollow Rovers following the terrific win over the Robins.

“Lee [Johnson]’s got a good team and he’s proved that by being in the top six all season.

“We said at half time that we need to quieten their crowd and be better with the ball, which I thought we were in the second half.

“I said to Adam that he’d go on and get a chance, and he did, and finished it well.

“We’ve put in a lot of hard work. These are a lot of young guys who are married and have families, and they’ve been living in hotels these last few days.

“I’m delighted for the lads that we’ve taken some good points from these two away games," he added.

“We managed the game pretty well in the second half and there have been plenty of players who have given me a decision to make for the next game.”

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