Date: 3rd April 2017 at 10:01am
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Manager Tony Mowbray has said he felt a momentary lapse in concentration from Blackburn Rovers had cost us at the weekend against Brighton.

Heading to the Amex Stadium for the game, it was a rearguard action from Rovers but Mowbray felt we dealt with their threats extremely well but one moment of a lapse in concentration saw Glenn Murray give them the narrow one nil victory.

Speaking to as he met with the media for his post game press conferences, a very disappointed Mowbray explained that with a mix of a lack of magic in front of the net ourselves and an almost perfect defensive showing on the day, he honestly felt it would peter out in a scoreless draw – and given Brighton’s form and second spot in the Championship table that would’ve been a massive point for us.

‘It looked like a 0-0 all over to be honest. Our hope was to nick it 1-0 by scoring from a set-play or one chance to make them anxious. It looked to me like it was difficult for both sides to score. Their defence is pretty solid and they have good players in their team, and yet one lapse of concentration makes it frustrating.’

Mowbray went on to say.

‘You have to stick with your men in the box, you have to track someone like Murray who is always on the move in the box and it cost us. We were good behind the ball today apart from the goal we lost. We showed a fantastic work ethic from the whole team yet ultimately we didn’t quite have that magic. We competed very well against a team second in the league, there wasn’t a big gulf in class, it was a tight match that we could have easily have won 1-0.’

With a hectic fixture list seeing us back on our travels and heading to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading on Tuesday evening, the gaffer will no doubt be hoping we put in a similar performance, but get that slice of luck against another team flying high this year.

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