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Rovers pick up vital three points

Rovers pick up vital three points

Rovers manager Gary Bowyer was delighted after seeing his boys grind out an excellent 1-0 win at Reading this afternoon.

The away side went into the game having been unable to claim a victory over a side in the top 6 all season, but triumphed thanks to a first half Craig Conway goal, some heroic performances in defence and a little bit of fortune of the well earned variety.

'It is a great win at a very difficult place to come,' said the Rovers boss to the club's official website.

'They are a good team and they'll be in the shake-up for the play-offs, if not automatic, so it is a very good win for us.

'This is a difficult place to come, I think they've scored seven and five here recently so we knew the challenge ahead.

'The lads took that challenge on and we scored a great goal on the counter and their goalie has had to make a couple of good saves as well. We didn't rest on our laurels once we took the lead.

'So we are pleased with how we went about it and kicked on in that second half to keep the clean sheet.'

Rovers could have done without the additional nine minutes of injury time that were accrued through a succession of injuries and delays in play but with three shutouts on the spin in defence thanks to the continued fine form of Paul Robinson, Rovers find themselves just four points off the play off spots with a game in hand on some sides in and around them.

'You can imagine what I thought when the board goes up and you see nine, but we dealt with the added time,' added Bowyer.

'We were throwing our bodies in front of the ball, we defended the goal magnificently well.

'You knew they were going to come back and have a go at us, but we worked very hard and I am pleased with how we went about it again.'

Potentially bad news has come in the form of the withdrawal of Tom Cairney in the second half with an injury, replaced by Chris Taylor.

The club will have to wait to find out the extent of the damage, with Rovers heading into two local derbies against Bolton and Burnley in the next two weeks.



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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Saturday February 22 2014
Time: 6:23PM

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Happy days - and at just the right time too!
Mikey Delap
22/02/2014 20:19:00
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We had to beat Reading, the outside chance of making the Play-Offs would've ended with defeat and a draw might not have been enough really. Superb result.
Walker
25/02/2014 14:55:00
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