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The points are all that matter

It was a poor game, but Rovers picked up a vital three points at The Den

12 January 2019

Tony Mowbray was beaming after two late goals earned the points for Rovers against Millwall at The Den.

A Shaun Hutchinson own goal was quickly followed up by a solo run and strike from Adam Armstrong to earn a valuable three points in south London.
 
The victory moves Rovers six points off the play-offs in the Championship, and Mowbray was thrilled with his team's late show in the capital.
 
“The last five minutes was out of context to the rest of the game to be honest," the boss reflected after the game to iFollow Rovers.
 
"Adam Armstrong managed to light it up in the end. 
 
“We showed great endeavour to come here and get the result, because it’s a tough place to come. They go long, work hard, throw it in your box.
 
“It was one of the worst games I’ve seen in a long time. But 2-0 is a win, it’s in the history books and we’ll get back on the bus looking forward to the next game.
 
“The chance eventually came for us."
 
And whilst Armstrong will get the plaudits, Mowbray was quick to praise the "amazing" Darragh Lenihan for his resolute display at the heart of the Rovers backline.
 
“I thought Darragh was amazing today, and [Jack] Rodwell alongside him really complimented him. 
 
“He took the lead with Charlie [Mulgrew] missing today. He wanted to head every ball and the balance was good.
 
“It’s great to keep a clean sheet away from home, particularly at a place like The Den. They have won their last four matches and I think today will give us confidence."

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