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Rowe delighted with return against Wimbledon

18 November 2018

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Rovers captain Tommy Rowe was pleased just to be on the pitch against Wimbledon - so to hit the winner on his return from 10 weeks out with a hamstring injury was the stuff of dreams.

The midfielder came on with just over quarter of an hour to play, and his piledriver sealed all three points after Ali Crawford's sunning goal had got Rovers back in the game.

He said: "It was a great feeling just to be involved on a matchday, being around the lads and talking to them.

"It was great to get on the pitch, first and foremost, it has been 10 weeks and I'm delighted with the the result and the togetherness of the lads."

Saturday's match was one where Rovers had to dig in against one of the most physical sides they have faced this season, and Rowe was pleased his side showed their determination to get a win.

He added: "It was one of them games which you could tell was going to be a tight affair. We know we are not always going to play fluent football every week, but then you need to stay in the game and be dogged as we know we always have players in the bench who can come on produce goals.

"We like to dominate the ball for 90 minutes, but you can't do that all the time. The lads stuck in when it got hard, especially in the first-half when there were a lot of challenges flying in but we didn't get frustrated: discipline was the key word before the game, and I thought we were exceptional."

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