Blackburn Rovers’ 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers was far from pretty, as Bradley Dack scored his eighth goal of the season with Rovers’ first chance of the game and held on to take all three points back to Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers were saved by the offside flag, after a penalty was given against captain Charlie Mulgrew for a foul on substitute Christian Doidge – only for the decision to be reversed for offside.

The skipper returned to the starting eleven after three weeks out through injury, and came into the side to help Rovers over the line and take home all three points.

The Scotsman is obviously happy with the victory, but understands that there is room for improvement in the future. He spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph:

“The most important thing was getting the three points.

“It wasn’t the greatest spectacle but we got the three points and we will take the positives.

“But there are a lot of negatives we need to work on. 

“We’ve played better and not won this season so winning the game is the most important thing but we know we need to do better.”

“The character is there, there’s no doubt about that.

“We want to fight for the fans and give them everything we’ve got. We know that’s there.

The defender was thankful to the linesman that made the offside call late in the game, as it seemed for a brief moment that they were set to concede and drop more points late on.

“It was important not to concede late again as we have done that a few times and we showed our character to hang on.

“We want to play better, it’s human nature, you always want to do better. We feel we can keep the ball better and play better but it’s about the three points.”

“Thankfully the linesman on the far side showed a bit of courage and gave us that one,”

Mulgrew is happy that he has finally returned to the starting eleven, and will be looking forward to helping Rovers build on their current position. They currently sit in 10th just one point away from the play-off spots.

“I have probably played it perfectly in playing 45 the other day and playing 90 here.

“I am stiff and tight but I’m getting better.

“I don’t like having weeks off, I like to train every day and play as often as I can because that’s when I’m at my best.

“I was glad to get through that one and push on.”

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