Elliott Bennett: Rovers full of character


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Elliott Bennett believes Blackburn’s character can never be questioned after they fought back to claim a crucial victory over Peterborough on Thursday.

The Lancashire outfit have taken another huge step towards securing automatic promotion to the Championship, having only dropped down to the third-tier this season.

Rovers fell behind just moments before the half time break when Charlie Mulgrew scored an own goal, but they came out raring to go for the second period.

Bradley Dack bagged a brace either side of Danny Graham’s goal to guide Blackburn to a 3-1 victory in front of their own fans at Ewood Park.

Blackburn remain second but are now level on points with leaders Wigan, although they have played a game more, and crucially they are eight clear of third-placed shrewsbury.

Bennett was at a loss as to why Blackburn failed to get going in the first half and has praised his team mates for showing their true character after the restart.

“We needed the win. I’m not quite sure what went wrong in the first half, but to be fair to Peterborough they played very well,” Bennett told Blackburn’s official website.

“We knew it wasn’t good enough in the first half and the gaffer was like what he usually is at half time in staying calm and told us what we needed to do better.

“Attacking the Blackburn End we always feel we have a chance. I remember coming back against Oldham to draw 2-2 attacking that end and I don’t think our character can ever be questioned.”

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