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Come out fighting

15 March 2014

Gary Bowyer has called on the players to show their fighting spirit against Huddersfield Town this afternoon.


After a run of five unbeaten, Rovers have suddenly lost three in quick succession, with a reaction required at the John Smith's Stadium this Saturday.

"When the chips are down you come out fighting and that is what we have said to the players," said Bowyer.

"We are looking for people to roll their sleeves up and have a right good go, we aren't going to duck anything.

"There's a sense of determination amongst the group to get back to winning ways."

Despite recent results, Bowyer insists that the squad must maintain that belief, and that hard work and togetherness will get the required rewards.

"It has been a tough couple of weeks," added the Rovers boss. "It wasn't too long ago we were talking about a great away win at Reading. We've had to dust ourselves down, take it on the chin and get ready to go again.

"In three games you don't go from beating Reading and getting the plaudits, then going to Huddersfield off the back of a disappointing run with people thinking that they are not good enough anymore.

"But the message is quite clear for them, they are good enough and they've got to keep believing in that, that has been then job this week, giving them that belief and confidence in their abilities. They are good footballers.

"They understand that to get that confidence back is though hard work, sticking together and keeping the positive encouragement.

"Throughout the course of the season their character has always been tested at certain stages and they've always come through.

"We played Manchester City at home and took them to a replay so that shows the size of character that they had, but this is now our biggest challenge so far this season, it is something we've worked on and hopefully you'll see that against Huddersfield."

Tickets for today's game will be on sale from the away turnstiles, cash only. £25 Adults, £15 Seniors, £10 Under-18s.

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