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Strike a balance - Black

20 October 2012

Eric wants Rovers to pose more of an attacking threat when they face Derby County.

Eric Black is expecting another tough away match when Rovers travel to Pride Park to take on Derby County this Saturday.

Black has enjoyed an unbeaten record on the road since taking temporary charge of the team, following up a 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic with a goalless draw against Nottingham Forest.

Now as Rovers prepare to face Nigel Clough's Rams, Black knows that they need to pose more of an attacking threat, whilst not forgetting their defensive duties.

"There's a balance to be struck," admitted Black. "In the two away games we've looked extremely solid but perhaps we haven't created enough.

"At home that was the hard thing for everyone to swallow because we set out with an offensive three up front and for whatever reason we were restricted.

"So we need to play the ball through quicker which can then give us more offensive power. That is what we've been working on for the last two weeks so lets see the outcome Saturday."

Black knows that the game against Derby won't be easy, the Scotsman having been impressed with the work that Clough has done there.

"Derby is a wonderful club with fabulous history. The manager has been there for quite a while so he knows the Championship well, he's worked on his team for the last four or five years as well.

"So it'll be a difficult task, they've got a good support, but we've been to some difficult grounds so far and thankfully we are unbeaten and we intend to maintain that run."

Tickets will be on sale at Pride Park on the day of the game. £31.00 Adults, £19.50 Seniors (aged 60+), £14.50 Under 18.

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