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Dean On Opening Day Victory

18 August 2012

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Manager Dean Saunders described his side’s opening day victory over Walsalll as a ‘good start’.

Rovers showed their intent right from the very beginning and were rewarded on 5 minutes when Chris Brown found the net from close range, a David Cotterill 45 yard strike and Kyle Bennett curling effort followed to seal the points.

Dean was delighted with the performance but admitted he would have taken the three points however they came.

‘I’m pleased with the way we played, It was a good start for us and we got three points in the bag which is the most important.


‘Thinking back we were three nil up at half-time against Ipswich last year, so when you go three nil up there’s only one thing you can do which is chuck the game away.


 ‘You’re always a bit concerned that if they get one they might go on and get two or three, but I thought we worked hard today, we knew that they are a good footballing team and would have a lot of possession.


‘We felt that if we pressed too high up the pitch they would just play through us, so we let them have the ball in their in own half and tried to catch them on the break; which we did.


David Cotterill scored his first league goal for Rovers from all of 45 yards a strike a goal which Dean described as ‘class’


I’t was a bit off class, it was a bit like David Beckham’s goal against Wimbledon all them years ago.

‘He saw the keeper off his line, there’s only a few players in the world that can do what he did.


Watch the full interview on Rovers Player.


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