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We deserved all three points

It was a much improved display from Rovers against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night

1 October 2019

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Tony Mowbray was left with a "tinge of disappointment" to not get back to winning ways in the entertaining draw against Nottingham Forest.

Adam Armstrong's second goal of the season got the hosts up and running in the second half, but the lead lasted less than two minutes at a chilly Ewood Park.

Joe Lolley produced another one of his spectacular strikes to earn a share of the spoils, and despite cranking up the pressure on the visitors, Mowbray's men couldn't find a late winner.

But following the home defeat to Luton Town on Saturday, Mowbray was left pleased with a much improved display on home turf.

“It was a really good performance against a good side," the boss reflected to iFollow Rovers after the game.

"You could feel their quality and understand just why they are up there towards the top of the table.

“On the balance of it I felt we got stronger and stronger. There was only one team who looked like they’d go on to win it and there were a few opportunities in and around their box, alongside their goalkeeper making some good saves.

“We just needed one extra bit of quality in the box. [Dominic] Samuel could have headed one in, [Joe] Rothwell could have powered home a volley.

“But we’re up against a decent team and deserved to win so we’ll take the confidence from that display and look to take it into this weekend.

“I didn’t see them scoring to be honest. They had threats in Lolley, [Sammy] Ameobi and [Lewis] Grabban, but we didn’t see much of them today.

“Lolley popped up to whack one in from 25 yards and we spoke about that before the game. We’d seen the videos of his long range goals and he produced another one tonight," he admitted.

“We've got a tinge of disappointment to not get the win as they never cut us open. A shot, an individual effort, got them a point.

“It was important for the team to show resilience tonight so we’ll put the point in the bag and look to move forward.”

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