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A different view

20 February 2014

Gary Bowyer will watch Saturday's match at the Madejski Stadium from the stands.

For the Rovers boss will serve a one-match ban due to comments made following the Barnsley game last month.

Rovers drew the match at Oakwell 2-2 with the manager unhappy with the penalty decision awarded against the club as they were pegged back in the second half.

"I won't be on the touchline on Saturday because of the ban," said Bowyer. "And rightly so because of what happened after the Barnsley game."

Following the Barnsley game, Bowyer watched both the Blackpool and Middlesbrough matches from an alternative position to the touchline, so doesn't see this weekend's suspension as a hindrance.

"It was an opportunity to sit in the stand and see the game from a different view and that is what I did," added the boss.

"I found it beneficial against Blackpool and certainly it helped me against Middlesbrough. I was able to go in at half-time with a clearer view because of where I was sat.

"I'll continue that at Reading and I might continue it after that.

"It works for Nigel Pearson and it works for people in rugby constantly, so it might be something I continue to do. It suited me in the last couple of games."

Tickets for the Reading match will go off sale at Ewood at 4pm on Friday. Supporters should note that whilst tickets are available at the Madejski on the day of the game, prices will rise. Full ticket information can be found here.

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