Date: 30th November 2013 at 8:04pm
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The home defensive efforts of Rovers, and in particular left back Tommy Spurr have come in or some praise after another home shut-out ensured that Rovers came away from today’s tussle with Leeds United with a hard fought 1-0 victory.

It was Spurr who bagged the winner in first half injury time from a corner and the former Doncaster and Sheffield Wednesday man capped off his own personal display with another good outing in his left sided role, confirming Rovers fifth home clean sheet of the season in the process.

‘He’s been a fantastic signing for a free transfer,’ Bowyer told the Lancashire Telegraph. ‘He’s been top drawer. You know exactly what you’re going to get and fans love him because of that. His performances have been very, very consistent for us and we’re delighted for him. We’ve encouraged him to score more goals and he always gives us a good celebration when he scores!’

But it wasn’t just Spurr who came in for some of the waxing lyrical treatment, the defence this season has been more settled with Todd Kane, Scott Dann, Grant Hanley and the aforementioned Spurr all settled into their role in the backline – which has created it’s own consistency by familiarity.

‘I think it’s credit to all the hard work that everybody does on the training field – staff and players. It’s something the defenders love doing. They work very hard and it’s important you try and keep clean sheets, especially at home.

‘We showed some unbelievable character. We matched what Leeds threw at us but still had bravery to play our game and that was important and we played some good stuff today.’

Rovers next game comes soon, a trip to East Anglia to face Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.