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24 October 2012

Eric delighted to see Rovers triumph over Wednesday.

Eric Black paid tribute to his hard working side after they picked up a welcome win over Sheffield Wednesday at Ewood.

Grant Hanley's fifth minute goal was enough for the home side as they celebrated three points and another clean sheet.

"I think the players deserve the credit, they worked extremely hard," Black told Radio Rovers post-match.

"There was obviously a little bit of anxiety around the stadium and I can fully understand that, but I thought the supporters were excellent, they got behind us.

"We get the goal but unfortunately that anxiety sets in and we think we've got to defend this lead.

"I think that it is something we are going to have to work really hard to change because we certainly can't go through 45 minutes like that every week and hope to win the game.

"We gave the ball away and that brought pressure on us, but I can't fault the endeavour of every player on the pitch, I thought the centre backs coped with extremely well with their direct approach."

Rovers started brightly and got their noses in front when a sparkling run and pass from David Dunn was finished from close range by Grant Hanley for his second of the season.

But despite looking lively and creating a host of chances, Rovers just couldn't grab that second goal when they were on top which added to the pressure.

"If we had got the second goal than the night would have been easier for us," added Black. "But the longer it went the anxiety started to creep in.

"It is great to get the victory, I thought we merited one on Saturday but that wasn't to be, all credit to the players because they've worked themselves to a standstill.

"It is all about recovery now, we'll prepare them and set our sites on Watford on Saturday and hopefully another win."

Tickets for Saturday's home game against Watford will be on open sale until the 3.00pm kick-off. Tickets are priced from £15 for Adults, £10 Seniors and £7 for Juniors.

Book online today at and collect your tickets on the day of the game from the Blackburn End collection point.

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