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Rowe: We'll bounce back

25 February 2018

Tommy Rowe wants Rovers to take out their frustrations from the loss at in-form Rotherham on Bury when they visit the Keepmoat Stadium next weekend.

Late goals from Michael Smith and Joe Newell saw the Millers cancel out John Marquis’ first half opener, but Rowe is sure that his teammates’ will use this defeat as motivation to do better in the final stages of the season.

“There’s another game coming quick and that’s what this league is about, we still have 11 games left and we are still in a good position where we can push on and let’s get the reaction and see where it leaves us,” he said.

“The feeling in the dressing room is disappointing, but that’s football and we’re gutted to lose it like that at the end, it’s a shame the way it’s come about, especially with the stoppages, because that halted the momentum in our game.

“We stayed with it, but the late goals mean it’s difficult to take, we thought we had the better of the first half, we had a game plan and we stuck to it, and to go in a goal up at the break it was nice, but we needed more of that in the second half.”

Rovers now face Bury at home next Saturday, and Rowe says the performance against the in-form Millers stands them in good stead against the Shakers.

“It’s natural to be devastated after a result like that, nobody has seen it coming but we have to pick ourselves up now and look at the positives and the negatives and learn from it, you can’t dismiss it and we can move on to next week,” he added.

“We will have to learn from this, you win some and you lose some, but we played the right way and we played well, we will always analyse it, and just like after the Walsall game we will react to it because we always react well to these sorts of defeats.”

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