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Rowe pleased as Rovers make their point at Wimbledon

27 February 2022

Tommy Rowe believes Rovers’ draw at AFC Wimbledon was a positive result given the manner in which the game played out.

The skipper scored twice in three second half minutes to earn Rovers a share of the spoils at the Cherry Red Records Stadium after the Dons took the lead through Jack Rudoni and Luke McCormick.

While disappointed it took Rovers a while to get going in the game, Rowe says recovering from such a dire position means the final outcome was satisfactory.

On recovering from falling two goals down:

“It was an underwhelming first half performance and we had it all to do in the second half being two goals down.

“When you fight back like that in any game and you come away, it leaves you feeling a lot better than you would.

“We’ll take the positives from that.

“We obviously wanted the three points and we’re still on a mission to pick up as many as we can.

“We’ll use this as a great performance in terms of getting something that we haven’t had all season and that elusive point.

“You want the three points but to see that inner strength from the boys and discipline to dig in is great.

”At certain times this season we’ve found it hard to get a goal back and hold it.

“I think the point is deserted.”

On growing confidence in the squad:

“There’s a confidence around the place and an air that we can do things that we probably didn’t think we could a few months back.

“We have to channel that well and use it to play the way we have that has brought us success.

“At times we’ve got away from what we’ve done really well.

“`It took two goals going in for us to get that but thankfully we got our second wind and kicked on to get back into the game.

“It shows where we are at the minute and we’ve got to continue it.”

On getting ready for the next game:

“Now we can use this week to reorganise, get some energy back into legs and hopefully be fully focused going into next weekend.

“We need to keep that fight and some of the emotion and channel it into what has been successful for us.

“The fight is there in terms of wanting to prove people wrong. When people do have you down, I think it’s why we’ve positioned ourselves well for the run in.

“We’ve still go to do a lot of work to get to where we want to get so it starts tomorrow as we reenergise and go again.”


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