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Rowe expects Rovers to bounce back

13 January 2019

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Captain Tommy Rowe says Rovers will be looking to stay level headed following just their second defeat in 13 games in all competitions.

Rowe came off the bench to score at Wycombe, but a Paris Cowan-Hall brace either side of Curtis Thompson's equaliser saw the Chairboys take three points on Saturday to leave Rovers frustrated.

"It doesn't matter where you go, away games are always going to be difficult. We got our goals through our hard work and endeavour, but we changed the way we played a little bit afterwards and we dropped our standards which should never happen," said Rowe.

"Even though we weren't at our best in the first half, we managed to stay in the game against a very good side who set up very well, and credit to them because they really stuck to their game plan and got the win. There's a very disappointed dressing room in there after that we have to move on quickly from this now though, we will learn a lot from a game like this, there's a long way to go in this season and we just have to stay level-headed."

Rovers sit in seventh in League One with 45 points after 27 games, still within touching distance of the play-off positions, and Rowe says the reaction Rovers show will be key to success come the end of the campaign.

"We're a very good team and we work very hard on the training ground every week, when it comes to the games, we have a great togetherness around us, we're a group that's learning, and we'll look to put things right next week," he added.

"We go in to each game with a great mentality, it's largely a very young group, but we have some steady heads in the squad too, we've been on such a good run recently, and a big thing now for us is how we react.

"We all have aspirations of high things this season, I think this is a time where fans can be excited too, people will have seen what we've been capable of so far, we're not where we want to be just yet, but we're not far off it."

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