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What a feeling!

"It's a great feeling to score the winner and get the three points, which are vital for us"

3 November 2019

Nothing is going to wipe the broad smile off the face of John Buckley for a while after the 20-year-old was the hero against Sheffield Wednesday.

After going a goal down with seven minutes left to play against The Owls, Rovers responded brilliantly and looked to have rescued a point with two minutes remaining thanks to Tosin Adarabioyo's first ever senior goal - a header that looped over Keiren Westwood.

But Rovers weren't done there and it was Buckley who proved to be the unlikeliest hero of the hour against Garry Monk's charges.

After work from Danny Graham and Joe Rothwell, the young starlet's attempt took a slight deflection to wrong-foot Westwood and nestle into the bottom corner to send Ewood Park into pandemonium.

And a beaming Buckley was thrilled to be the match-winner and return Rovers to winning ways with it.

“I can't put it into words really, it's a great feeling to score the winner and get the three points, which are vital for us," he admitted to iFollow Rovers moments after the game.

“Danny Graham cut it back to Joe Rothwell, the defender cleared it to me and my shot, I was going for the far post, but it took a nick and went the other way.

“I can't remember much more than that apart from Danny pulling me about in the celebrations!

“It was a chance to break forward and thankfully it fell to me in the right place.

“It was a great feeling to score in front of the fans and a lovely touch for them to give me a round of applause. Hopefully it's the first goal of many.

“I've been here since I was six, so it's something I've been working towards for a long time. Hopefully I can kick on now," he added.

“There were lots of congratulations and high fives in the dressing room, we need to keep fighting, keep going. It showed that we can come back in any game."


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