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Pleased with our progress

Posted: Sun 29 Dec 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

Gary Bowyer believes his squad have made huge strides during the first half of the season.

As Rovers prepare to bring down 2013 with a home match against Birmingham City this Sunday afternoon, the manager is pleased with the progress made.

Statistically Rovers have had the youngest playing squad in the division, with a starting eleven that has often had an average age of just 23, and go into the match against Lee Clark's side just four points off the play-off places. 

“When you talk about statistics like that you certainly have to be pleased with the progress we’ve made in such a short space of time," said Bowyer.

"You have to remember that but like I said to the players, we’ve not done anything or achieved anything yet, so we have to keep working hard and look to end the year at home on a high against Birmingham."

Bowyer knows it won't be an easy match against the Blues, a side that have picked up three wins and five draws in their last eight outings.

“Birmingham are a tough team," added the boss. "They are unbeaten in eight and I know Lee Clark and the demands he will be placing on his team.

"So it will be a tough game. We’ve just got to make sure we prepare correctly for it and everybody gets round us, supports us and we will try and win the game."

Tickets for today's game will be on sale up until the 3.00pm kick-off. Priced from £19 Adults, £12 Seniors and £7 Juniors.