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Get back to winning ways

Posted: Fri 28 Sep 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk
Danny Murphy

Danny Murphy

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Danny Murphy reiterates the importance of going back on an unbeaten run.

Rovers captain Danny Murphy wants to put last week's bad performance behind them when they face Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

The midfielder admits that Rovers were well below par as they slipped to their first defeat of the season against Middlesbrough last Friday and knows that it is imperative that the side bounce back down at the Valley.

"When you have a bad performance and a bad result it is double whammy really," Murphy told Rovers Player.

"Sometimes you can lose a game and be unlucky and not worry so much but the performance wasn't great, it was our third game in a week but we can't hide behind that, it wasn't good enough, especially being at home.

"So after our first defeat of the season it is imperative that you bounce back quickly and put in a good performance.

"We've been working hard all week on putting it right, making sure that we are ready and prepared and correcting the things that we felt we did wrong in the Middlesbrough game.

"We need to get a result because we want to stay at the top of the table of course."

Rovers currently lie third in the league table with a tally of 14 points from the 7 games played so far, an average that needs to be maintained throughout the season to ensure the club are up there in the promotion shake-up at the end of the campaign.

"A good guide is always two points per game," added Danny. "It is talked about a lot but it is a rough guide. If you are two points a game by the end of the season then you are going to be there or there abouts.

"In an ideal world you'd win all the games but it is never that easy of course, everyone is battling up at the top and we've seen that in the last week or two that in the Championship everyone is beating everybody, so it is down to us to make sure that we go on another run and stay consistent and be a bit harder to beat because we've conceded too many goals for our liking."

Tickets for the Charlton game will be on sale at Ewood until 4.30pm Friday. After that they'll be available at the Valley on the day of the game from the South Stand Ticket Office, cash only. Prices are £29 for Adults, £27.50 for concessions.