Date: 13th December 2016 at 10:33am
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Blackburn striker Danny Graham’s brace at Preston took the former Sunderland man to seven goals for the season but they couldn’t prevent Rovers from suffering a 3-2 defeat.

On a personal note Graham was pleased with his goals yet was disappointed for the team after the loss saying Blackburn were hit by ‘a sucker punch’ with Preston’s late winner. However, the fact we’ve got a game this midweek quickly gives this chance to react.

He told rovers.co.uk.

‘Obviously it is nice to score two goals but at the end of the day we lost the game. It was a game of two halves, I think in the second we took the game to them and imposed ourselves, but got hit by the sucker-punch. Everyone is disappointed in there and thank god we’ve got a game on Tuesday so we can move on.’

After Blackburn equalised for a second time when Graham made it two all 20 minutes from time he actually thought we would go on and win the derby at Deepdale.

That didn’t happen so he added we’ve got to put it behind us and go again against promotion-chasing Brighton when they come to Ewood Park tonight.

‘It is really tough to take, when you get back in it at 2-2 in the second half we think we are going to go on and win the game, but it wasn’t to be so we need to dust ourselves down and go again.’

Concluding.

‘I thought we penned them in most of the second half, we definitely were on top and I thought we would go on and win the game but it wasn’t to be. I’ve scored two goals, I feel as though I did well, but we’ve lost the game so it is irrelevant.’

Blackburn take on Brighton with the two clubs enjoying (if that’s the right word) contrasting fortunes this season – Rovers are just outside the bottom three with the visiting Seagulls a point off leaders Newcastle so it’s all to play for tonight!

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