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We lacked the quality to find a way through

Fine margins once again proved costly for Rovers on the road at Millwall on Tuesday night

15 July 2020

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Elliott Bennett couldn't hide his disappointment after Rovers' play-off hopes came to an end following the defeat at Millwall on Tuesday night.

Mason Bennett''s close range strike was enough to secure all three points for the Lions in a tight contest at the Den, despite Rovers having more than 60% of the ball in south London.

But that dominance wasn't enough to break down Gary Rowett's stubborn Lions side, who kept alive their own hopes of a top six finish with the three-point haul.

“It didn't happen for us and it's a really disappointing night," Bennett reflected in typically honest fashion to iFollow Rovers after the encounter.

“Tonight showed what we've been lacking this season, conceding a goal and not having that bit of quality to find a route back into the game.

“Millwall have had 15 clean sheets I think this season. They live off scoring a goal and then being hard to break down due to having everyone behind the ball.

“They're a hard working side and we lacked that final pass, that little bit of quality, to get back in the game.

“We have strong belief in the dressing room for each other, the gaffer, the coaching staff, regarding what we're trying to achieve.

“We work hard every day in training and I don't think anyone can ever say that there's a lack of effort from the lads.

“We're all in it together and over the course of 44 games now we've not been good enough to get into the top six."

The defeat means Rovers are now seven points off the play-offs with only two games remaining.

And although there will now be no potential Wembley prize, Bennett says Tony Mowbray's men won't be throwing in the towell early.

“The gaffer and the lads in the dressing room won't allow the season to end poorly," he added.

"We have two games to play and there's pride in the shirt every time you cross the white line.

“We have to give our all in the next two games and see where we can get to."


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