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Confidence boosted ahead of Bees battle

It was another late show at Ewood Park at the weekend, for the second successive home game

25 November 2019

For the second successive Ewood Park outing there was drama at the death as Rovers managed to bag another late winner.

Whilst the performance wasn't fluid, it's now back-to-back wins on home turf, with the win over Barnsley following on from the victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

Rovers will be gunning for a hat-trick of home three-point hauls when Brentford head to East Lancashire on Wednesday night.

And Stewart Downing, who scored in the latest win over Barnsley, believes spirits are high in the camp going into the clash against The Bees

“For large periods we dominated, they played some nice stuff Barnsley but it would've been frustrating if we'd drawn or lost the game," the 35-year-old reflected.

“We were the stronger team I thought and we got a decent start with the goal. We just made it hard for ourselves, maybe that's a confidence thing but it was a big win for us.

“Dacky got a couple goals that will be good for his confidence. We need key players like that in and around the box because they're dangerous.

“He's a very good footballer but he has a knack for goals. He was quieter than usual, but you leave him on the pitch and he's likely to get a goal or sniff something out.

“That's why he was left on, it's good for his confidence because we want him in and around the goals along with Danny [Graham] and [Adam] Armstrong

“We made it hard for ourselves, the gaffer's made a change and it worked for us. Danny made a good impact and we were trying to gamble off him which is how we got the goals in the end," he added.

“I think it shows we keep fighting, we could've easily crumbled at 2-2 and a lot of teams would get nervous at home and probably lose that game.

"We've been unlucky late on in games so it was a big plus that we kept going and we've got goal scorers in the team who can nick a goal late on.

"It was a good way to end the game, obviously not for the manager or fans, but for the players because we've gained confidence going into Wednesday."


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