Adam Armstrong scored his second goal in successive games coming off the bench in Blackburn Rovers 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday. The former Newcastle United striker spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph, reflecting on the tie and their upcoming match with Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Armstrong’s introduction to the game helped Rovers claw back ahead of Forest on Saturday, before Forest striker Lewis Grabban converted a penalty in the 80th minute after Joe Lolley was ruled to have been fouled by Jack Rodwell.

Along with manager Tony Mowbray, Armstrong believes that Rovers deserved more out of the game than the single point they came away with.

“I thought we deserved more.

“We had the chances and should have killed them off, but looking back you have to take the point.

“We kept on battling and we thought we’d won it.

“They pushed on and ended up nicking the penalty to take a point.”

Armstrong’s 65th minute strike was quite an impressive one, looping it over ‘keeper Costel Pantilimon with his weak foot. However, the Young Lions striker insists that despite it being a “quite sweet” hit, it wasn’t intentional.

 

“I hit it quite sweet and I saw it heading towards goal before it looped over the biggest ‘keeper in the league which was nice.”

The 21-year-old went on to discuss the possibility of challenging for a play-off place this season, and the strong morale they have in the dressing room.

“They are pushing to get promoted and if we can perform like that against a top side then why can’t we do the same?

“The changing room is dead tight. Everyone gets on and there are no bad eggs. The aim is to turn those draws into wins now.

“We’re mid-table and would have got in the top six with a win. We’ll settle down and take every game as it comes.

“All games come thick and fast. We’ll recover well, eat right and get ready for Wednesday night against Sheffield United.”

However, the youngster was disappointed that they weren’t able to get over the line to seal three points, but is taking the positives away from the clash.

“When you score two at home you do expect to win.

“We have to take the positives and one of them is taking on a team who have spend millions and probably been the better team on the day.”


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