Bowyer Not Happy After Defeat to Wednesday

07 April 2013 02:45
Gary Bowyer says that bad luck and a couple of bad refereeing decisions cost his side at least a point in the game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The last time Rovers won a game was when they knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium back in February, now they couldn't buy a win.

Saturday's defeat has put Rovers into the bottom three and we know from last season that they are not the greatest when it comes to a relegation battle.

But this game started off so well for Rovers, they took the lead early on when Chris Kirkland brought down David Dunn in the box and Jordan Rhodes did the business from the penalty spot.

Jermaine Johnson got the first of his two goals and equalised and then Leroy Lita had the home side in front after Josh Morris fouled Reda Johnson in the area and gave away a penalty.

Scott Dann levelled Johnson was hand again to snatch a winner.

Bowyer felt his side deserved more from the game and pointed out that the officials left a lot to be desired from their roles.

"One or two of the decisions haven't gone our way," he said.

"Ours was a definite penalty, the goalie pulls him back and gets a yellow card - he's going to score, so these are the things that are sent to test you.

"(For their penalty) their lad's a big 6ft 5 lad and he goes down like he has been hit by a truck. No disrespect to our lad, but our left-back Josh Morris isn't built like a truck. The linesman possibly crumbled under the pressure a bit. These are the things that change games.

"We aren't going to feel sorry for ourselves; it's in our hands still we have a game in hand.

"Of course it's difficult, it's a difficult situation, but I'm not going to shirk, I'm going to give it my best shot, we can only fight. The players care, they really care.

"Our games are winnable games. We can get 18 (more points) but our luck has to change.

"Matters off the field don't help, but they are out of our control."

Source: RoversMAD