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19 August 2015

The Manager's post-match comments

Bristol Rovers left it late again but left Kenilworth Road last night will all three points following a 0-1 win against Luton Town. Rovers dominated the game for large spells before Stuart Sinclair hammered home a 93rd minute winner and Darrell Clarke told us he was 'thrilled with the performance'.

"I thought we were fantastic, to come to a place like this and be in control for large periods of the game like we were shows we are a team moving in the right direction.

"I think we were in charge for a lot of the first half and their keeper has made a fantastic save to deny Lee Brown just before half time.

"But credit to the boys, they kept going and we secured another three points away from home."

Rovers match winner was Stuart Sinclair who was released by Luton previously in his career and the Rovers boss said he deserved his goal last night.

"Stuart was fantastic tonight, he showed great character to play against a former club of his and for him to pop up in the box in the 90th minute and score the winner is a dream for the lad.

"He [Stuart Sinclair] might feel he was a bit hard done by when he was a kid so it is brilliant for him to get the winner.

"Stuart was at Luton as a youth player and for whatever reason he wasn't taken on but he has worked really hard to climb back up the ladder is a real testament to the lad.

"The energy he puts into every performance is brilliant and that got him his goal and it was a great finish as well by Stuart."

Rovers made it two away wins in a row with another impressive performance and Darrell is pleased with the consistency shown by his side over the last three games.

"I think we have shown in our last three games what we are capable of, even if we hadn't had won last night our performance was definitely there for everyone to see.

"We aren't getting carried away by the last two results but it certainly gives us a platform to build on.

"If you keep clean sheets in games you win football matches and we've kept another clean sheet today. Our back-line was solid and our strikers worked so hard off the ball which makes us a difficult team to break down."

To watch Darrell's full interview with the club, click the link below:

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