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Marquis: We deserved the win

20 March 2018

John Marquis believes the win over Bradford City could help Rovers to push up the Sky Bet League One table for the remainder of the season.

The No.9 netted a double to take his tally for the season to 12 in all competitions, and felt Rovers were good value for the three points.

He said: "The win is very important, I thought we played well for large spells in the game and apart from the one we cleared off the line we didn't allow them many chances.

"We've kept clean sheets in three of our past four games now so we're building some consistency, and to get two goals for myself was pleasing personally.

"We've had to adapt and get the ball forward a bit quicker rather than playing out from the back, and it's two bits of quality from us which have won us the game."

The deadline has now passed for Marquis to pick up a two-match suspension for reaching 10 yellow cards, and he says he has had to show maturity to ensure he didn't pick up anymore bookings.

He added: "It hasn't played on my mind too much over the past few games, the manager spoke to me and told me not to get into situations which I didn't need to on the pitch.

"I think I've showed some maturity to not get booked and I haven't stopped putting myself about and getting challenges in, I didn't want to be out of the team for any period of time.

"I'm only 25 but I feel like a more experienced member of the squad, I want to take more responsibility on myself and I think the manager is keen for that to happen as well."

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