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Donohue: First Goal My Fault

Defender says Blues must take responsibility for Rovers loss

21 October 2017

Dion Donohue

It was an afternoon that fans and players alike will be keen to forget.

Delays on the M6, a 3-0 defeat and Storm Brian unleashing strong winds and heavy rain on Ewood Park.

It would be easy to make excuses following the Blackburn loss, which came courtesy of goals from Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Craig Conway.

But Dion Donohue knows that the Blues have to take responsibility and holds his hands up for the opener.

He said: “I blame myself for the first goal because I lost the ball on the halfway line, even if a lot happened after that.

“There wasn’t that much in it in the first half, but as soon as they got the second one then it just killed the game.

"Individuals have got to take responsibility for mistakes and it was me on this occasion for the first one."

Dion Donohue

“Blackburn were just better than us on the day and that’s very disappointing, so we have to put it right against Bradford.

“Individuals have got to take responsibility for mistakes and it was me on this occasion for the first one.

“The referee could have stopped the game late on because the ball wasn’t even rolling and people were falling over.

“It got to the point where you couldn’t run with it, but there can’t be any excuses because the conditions were the same for Blackburn.”

Donohue was allowed to feature after Pompey successfully appealed against his red card for a petulant kick at Doncaster on Tuesday evening.

The left-back said: “It was a silly thing to do. I lost my head for a second and I certainly won’t be doing that again.

“I was pleased that it got overturned because I certainly don’t think it was deserving of a three-game ban.”


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