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End the week on a high

Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013
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Gary Bowyer hopes to top off a fine week with another points-laden display at Wigan Athletic.

Rovers go into Sunday's game at the DW Stadium in excellent form off the back of wins away at AFC Bournemouth and at home to Watford last time out.

Bowyer's young side have coped well with the last two tests, but the match against Owen Coyle's outfit will be another tough test of their credentials.

"You look at the start of the week, this time last week we were going down to Bournemouth, a difficult game, and we come out of that with a very good performance and more importantly the win," said the Rovers boss.

"That gave the lads some confidence to play Watford, who, in my opinion, are going to be up there. So for us to win that game and in the manner that we did, we are just delighted.

"So if we can get something from the game on Sunday it will be a very good end to the week going into the international break, content with the work that we've done."

Rovers face a Wigan Athletic side boosted by their first win in European competition after their 3-1 victory on Thursday against NK Maribor in the Europa League, but Bowyer doesn't believe that Wigan's exploits in midweek will have a negative bearing on Sunday's game.

"People always talk about whether it is a good time or not a good time to play teams, you can look at it the other way, they've had a couple of days extra rest from their last game," added Bowyer.

"Winning just breeds confidence so it will be two teams going into it very confident. Both play a good style of football, so we are hoping that it is going to be a good game.

"They've got a top manager in Owen Coyle, they're similar to ourselves in that they have made a lot of changes in personnel.

"I've said it myself and I've heard Owen say it, it takes time for the teams to gel and get to know each other.

"With that, they've got the added extra of European football so it is a tough start for them because they've had to cope with a new team and play in Europe as well."

Tickets for Sunday's game will go off sale at Ewood Park at 1pm on Saturday, but they will be available on the day of the game from the DW Stadium.

Tickets are priced at £20 Adults, £15 Seniors and 16-21 year-olds, and £10 for Under-16s.