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Tomlin proud of Rovers character

17 August 2022

Club News

Tomlin proud of Rovers character

17 August 2022

Lee Tomlin was proud of the character from his Rovers teammates to beat Stockport County.

Rovers went 1-0 ahead against a 10-man Stockport side through George Miller, but straight after half-time the visitors levelled proceedings. From that point onwards, Rovers had a flood of chances, but Dave Challinor’s side defended deep to try and cling on to a point.  

Eventually, the breakthrough came as Tomlin’s through ball to Kieran Agard was finished expertly in stoppage time.  

Tomlin said: “We started bright, and it was made easier for us to keep the ball with them going a man down but that does make it more difficult to break them down from that point. 

“We remained relaxed and ran the game from the start until the end.  

“The lads showed great character by remaining calm when we had the man advantage. We knew they would leave a gap open for us at some point.  

“It was a kick in the teeth to concede straight after half-time. We had to be more composed and relaxed. An opening will come. When you get that one chance you must make the most of it.” 

Agard’s injury-time winner was the third league game in a row where Rovers have scored late on. Tomlin believes this is down to the positive culture instilled by manager Gary McSheffrey. 

He added: “Being able to score the goals in the times we have has shown the character we have and the culture that the gaffer and his staff are trying to build here. We have confidence within ourselves, and our teammates which is incredibly valuable. 

“I’m feeling fit at the minute and the best I have in a long time. I’ve been working hard with the staff here to make sure I maintain my fitness and that I am able to complete 90 minutes like I did against Stockport.”  


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