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Keep that competitive edge

22 November 2014

As Rovers return to league action later today against Leeds United, boss Gary Bowyer is eager for the squad to maintain their high performance levels.

Rovers had a productive spell between the October and November international breaks, picking up three wins and three draws to move up to fringes of the play-off places. But despite that, the Rovers boss felt they should have had more points with the way they played.

"We were delighted with the level of performances that the players have shown," said Bowyer. "I think a lot of that has contributed to the points that we've got.

"That said, we still felt, and that is a measure of the group at the moment, that they could have done better."

Bowyer believes that competition for places amongst the players is one of the key factors and hopes that it will spur the side on to increase their performance levels further which will hopefully lead to bigger and better things.

"A settled squad certainly helps," added the Rovers boss. "But I think the fact that we've got a group where the ones not in the team are really pushing the others to maintain their standards otherwise they'll want to get in the team.

"So it is good for us that we've got that competitive edge throughout.

"It is a credit to those lads that they don't sulk, they just get their heads down and work ever so hard and push the others on.

"There is a great spirit here now and we are delighted with that."

Supporters are reminded that tickets for the Roses clash will go off sale at Ewood Park at 12 noon today. Tickets are on sale to home fans with a database history of purchasing match tickets.

Prices are on sale from £21 for Adults, from £13 for Seniors 65 and over, and from just £8 for Under-17s.

The club is anticipating its biggest attendance of the season, swelled by a sizeable visiting support. Therefore, supporters are being advised to arrive early to avoid delays.

Due to the large number of away coaches, this could cause congestion on the approach roads to Ewood Park, especially from the Darwen End, which is likely to impact on users of Car Park B.

Also with roadworks that are part of the Pennine Reach Ewood Gyratory Scheme, car parking options around the stadium are reduced. Matchday parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis from Car Park H and Car Park F priced at £10.

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