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Mowbray: We should have won

The boss felt that Rovers deserved the three points for an encouraging display at St Andrew's

23 February 2019

Tony Mowbray felt his side could and should have won a pulsating encounter at St Andrew's following an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Midlands.

Che Adams got the hosts off to a good start early on before second half strikes from Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Graham turned the game around for Rovers.
 
But although Adams completed his brace late on, Bradley Dack agonisingly missed from close range with just seconds remaining, as Rovers picked up a point on the road.
 
And speaking afterwards, the boss felt his side deserved more for their good play.
 
“I feel we could have won, maybe we should have won," he told iFollow Rovers after the game.
 
"After the first 20 minutes there was only one team asking questions and playing on the front foot. I was pleased to see [Lewis] Travis breaking the lines and [Elliott] Bennett breaking the lines, [Harrison] Reed getting in.
 
“We felt at half time that the game was there for us. I can put the first 20 minutes only down to the fear from our recent results.
 
“We had everyone behind the ball and nobody was aggressive or making contact. In the end we’re frustrated that we didn’t win, especially after the second half."
 
Graham's goal came with seven minutes remaining, only for Adams to level things up just moments later, to leave Mowbray desperately frustrated not to hold on.
 
“You can’t go 2-1 up with minutes to go and not win the game, especially after the season that we’ve had, where I think back to late on at Elland Road.
 
“How many lessons do you have to learn? The penny has to drop with us and it was such a poor goal to concede. That’s my emotion of the result today," he added.
 
“We should have won 2-1 and could have won 3-2 right at the death, but today, in the last hour in particular, I think we showed our quality. 
 
“Let’s put those four defeats behind us and go to Rotherham showing the team that we are."

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