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Poor decision making let us down

Elliott Bennett gave an honest assessment following a narrow defeat to Preston North End

10 March 2019

Rovers midfielder Elliott Bennett believes a lack of cutting edge was part of the reason why Tony Mowbray's side narrowly went down to Preston North End on Saturday afternoon.

An early Daniel Johnson goal proved to be the difference at Ewood Park, despite Rovers bossing the majority of the derby encounter.

And speaking post-match, Bennett's analysis was that the scoreline was harsh on Mowbray's men.

“It's very tough to take as I felt we were by far the better team for long periods of the game," the 30-year-old reflected to iFollow Rovers.

“As it was, their first attack got them the goal. I thought we tried, tried and tried, but couldn't score the goal. The feeling is one of disappointment.

“There's two choices: you can either mope around or roll your sleeves up, work hard every day and try to turn things around.

“There's no time to feel sorry for yourself in football. Bad decisions, bad finishing, the final ball, those things were missing for us," he added.

“It would have been a massive result for us to win and come back from a goal down.

“Ever since the gaffer's been here things have been going in the right direction, but these difficult patches happen to every team.

“Unfortunately for us it's happened after a really good January. We have another game on Tuesday and we'll be doing everything we can to get back on track.”


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