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Mandeville confident

31 December 2016

Liam Mandeville said he was always confident when he stepped up to take the penalty which sealed a point at Mansfield.

The 19-year-old  sent Stags goalkeeper Scott Shearer the wrong way after 77 minutes at the One Call Stadium.

He said:  “It was nice to score after what happened last time, but I was always confident I’d put it away.

“I put a bit of pressure on myself after missing at Plymouth, but I just did the same technique and it’s come off.”

Rovers had to battle to claim a point after falling behind to Matt Green’s first-half opener.

But while there is disappointment at only taking one point from the match, the seven-point gap to fourth means there is plenty for Rovers – and Mandeville in particular – to be positive about.

The teenager added: “Hopefully it’s a good point. They made it difficult for us. It felt like it was one of their biggest games of the season, but we didn’t really get control like we wanted to in the first-half – it took us until they scored to actually start playing.  But, after that, I thought we were the better team.

“It has been a good year, and hopefully 2017 will be even better. I’ll set my own targets, but the main one is to get promoted – it doesn’t matter how many goals I score.”

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