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ADAM: WE WERE RESOLUTE

21 September 2013

Hammill reviews Ewood Park draw

Adam Hammill went as close as anyone to breaking the deadlock at Ewood Park this afternoon, but he’s still coming away from Blackburn Rovers happy.

The midfielder tested home goalkeeper Jake Kean with a clever back-header late in the first-half in  a game of few clear-cut chances and admitted post-match that a clean sheet and a draw was good enough for him at the full-time whistle.

“If you look at it overall, it’s a great point against a side that has scored nine goals in its last two home games,” Adam told htafc.com.

“We knew that if we kept a clean sheet we might have a chance of nicking it and we did have a few chances, but the main plus was that we defended really well. Our centre halves were solid and we were resolute at the back. 

“We’ve shown today that we can dig deep and that’s our second clean sheet in three games now. We have some quality players too – Vaughany is the League’s top goalscorer – and the Manager has got our new signings playing well. The Manager wants us to pass the ball, work our socks off and be hard to beat, which I think we have looked – especially today. 

“I can’t think of any clear-cut chances Blackburn had today, whereas we had a few. I don’t think I’ve ever headed the ball in my life before, but I forced the ‘keeper to save one today!”

Having started the game playing off strikers James Vaughan and Jon Stead, Hammill was used in various different roles by Mark Robins as he shuffled his pack.

Adam continued: “We changed formation again today and did well and I think that shows that we can change things when we’re under the cosh. That’s part and parcel of being a footballer and in today’s game I played in three different positions! As long as I’m on the pitch and we’re not losing games, I’m happy.

“I thought we dealt with them well and we leave here with our heads held high and a point. We’ll keep trying to do the right things and play good football. There are exciting times ahead and I think we can push on this season.”

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