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A brilliant start to 2019, says Brad

Dack was delighted to see Rovers get back on track

3 January 2019

This time last year Bradley Dack had already found the net 10 times in Rovers colours.

Fast-forward 365 days and the playmaker, in his first ever season as a Championship player, has matched that figure again.

His latest strike; a curling, left-footed effort, proved to be the winning moment against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday at Ewood Park, and Dack was delighted to celebrate his birthday and the New Year with the three points.

“It’s brilliant to start the year right after a bit of a bad run over the festive period," the 25-year-old said to iFollow Rovers.

"We needed to bounce back and to do it like we did was amazing. 

“It’s no secret that we’ve struggled to see out games, but it’s something we’ve been working on. We’re a team that’s still learning, so to see the game out against what is a top side in this league was special.
 
“We knew we had to start on the front foot, that was the gameplan. It worked for us.
 
“We had to defend resolutely and take out chances when they come."
 
Skipper Charlie Mulgrew was the man who got the ball rolling early in the second half, scoring direct from a corner for the second time this season.
 
And Dack added that the move was something Rovers worked on in the build up to the clash against the Baggies.
 
“Charlie has some left foot! It’s something we’ve worked on in training, to be honest," he said. 
 
“It’s not often you score two corners in your career, but he’s done it twice in a season.
 
“We mentioned it in training. Charlie was shooting. Our job was to just crowd the goalkeeper out because we noticed he wasn’t great when it came to crosses.”

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