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Dack: It wasn't our day

The midfielder reflects on a frustrating afternoon at West Bromwich Albion

2 September 2019

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Bradley Dack believes that Rovers were unfortunate to not take something from the clash against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

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The playmaker got off the mark in the league with an early strike, but it would count for nothing in the end, with Rovers coming out on the end of a narrow 3-2 defeat at The Hawthorns.

Bradley Johnson bagged the other goal for the visitors, who pushed for an equaliser in the second half, with Stewart Downing hitting the post after Dack himself had a goal ruled out for supposedly touching the goalkeeper in the build up.

“It was great to get off to a flyer with the goal coming in the opening 30 seconds of the game, “ the 25-year-old reflected to iFollow Rovers.

“We struggled in the rest of the first half and didn't come to turns with their movement, their pace, particularly in the wide areas, where they were really strong.

“The damage was done really, before Johnno [Bradley Johnson] gave us a lifeline before the break.

“We changed things up at the beginning of the second half, the gaffer made a couple of substitutions and we were a lot better, without really creating loads.

“On another day we would come away with a point, maybe all three."

And on his goal that wasn't given, with referee Tony Harrington blowing his whistle after adjudging Dack fouled home stopper Sam Johnstone, Dack's eager for the game to review some decisions which favour goalkeepers.

“I had a disallowed goal and at the time I did think it should of stood because I made no contact whatsoever with the goalkeeper," he revealed.

“But the referee wasn't great and was always going to give it. I jumped for the header and squeezed it in but it wasn't to be.

“I think goalkeepers get way too much protection. It seems to me that if they shout loud enough they will always get a foul.

“You have to remember that with their aerial reach they can jump much higher than us, so I think it evens itself out.”

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