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A missed opportunity for us

The boss was left frustrated after a home draw against Huddersfield Town at Ewood Park

19 October 2019

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Tony Mowbray was left frustrated after seeing his side surrender a 2-1 lead to draw at home to Huddersfield Town at Ewood Park.

After Lewis Holtby and Bradley Dack put the hosts in command following Karlan Grant's early penalty, substitute Juninho Bacuna saw his effort squirm beyond Christian Walton.

Rovers largely bossed the first half and had chances to head into the break with a greater advantage, most notably through Holtby.

And Rovers were left frustrated by the end of the encounter against Danny Cowley's organised outfit.

“Ultimately we’re disappointed,” Mowbray said after the lunchtime clash.

“To go a goal down so early, to perform the levels we did first half, we have to strive for consistency over 90 minutes. Every team has to do that, but it’s difficult to maintain.

“I think at our best we should be able to win lots of matches if we play like we did for most of the first half.

“Second half you have to give them credit, the momentum swung their way. We were disappointed to lose the second half 1-0 because we could have been out of sight first half," he added.

“Frustration is the ultimate feeling. They’re on a decent run. If we played them five or six games ago we might not have had to play as well and still won.

"We’re disappointed ultimately. We have picked up some injuries at the back and were mixing and matching a little bit. Despite that I though the levels were good first half.

“We created lots of chances, that’s how you want to play how we did first half and what we do a lot of work on.

“You only see the games, but I’ve seen an improvement in the team, what we need to see is an improvement in the consistency of performance level."

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