Verdict: Rovers fall to defeat against Brentford but Dack injury is the real concern


Seeing Bradley Dack down on the floor holding his knee is something no player, staff member or supporter wanted to see again following the injury he suffered back in December 2019.

Since then, the Rovers talisman has been on a long journey back, and the feeling for all when he stepped back onto the pitch in late 2020 was one that was hard to explain at the time.

Writing this after the suspected injury that Dack has picked up is a tough one, and I’m heartbroken for him. You can see what football means to him, and the enthusiasm he has is one of the many reasons we, as fans, have grown so fond of him.

Tony Mowbray was visibly upset following the match, and his words were perfect: “He’s part of the family and we’ll look after him.”

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The support that Dack will receive from the club, the playing squad (who all clearly think highly of hin) and the fans will get him through whatever this injury turns out to be.

This injury puts an insignificance on the result as Dack’s welfare takes precedent over one football match, although I would like to discuss the match itself here.

I’ve used the word “frustrated” on numerous occasions since the turn of the year, and this was no different. A soft penalty given for Brentford as Lenihan “fouled” – and I use the word ‘fouled’ lightly – and Ryan Nyambe is denied a certain goal from a foul that is not given.

Another word I’ll be adding to my most used list will be “sub-standard”, and that will be used regularly for the level of refereeing in this division. The consistency is non-existent, but we’ve known that for the last decade and nothing seems to change.

There are ten matches left of the season. Rovers will be playing Championship football next season, and now, it is about getting that solid spine of the team playing together regularly over the final ten fixtures to give us a solid base heading into next season.

Thanks for reading.

All of us at Rovers Chat would like to wish Bradley Dack the best in his recovery from injury. The entire Rovers family is with you, Brad!

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