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Keep doing the right things

22 August 2015

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Gary Bowyer believes the way Rovers created chances in the draw with Cardiff City on Tuesday night can give them the confidence to perform against Brighton this afternoon.

The Rovers boss was impressed with the variety of attacking threats the team offered in the draw against the Bluebirds and they can take encouragement from their display ahead of the clash at the Amex Stadium.

Rovers peppered the Cardiff goal throughout the match at Ewood Park, eventually breaking the visitor's resolve two minutes from time, much to everyone's relief.

"We've just got to make sure that we stick together and keep that mentality and the belief and take a lot of confidence from the responses that we've had," said the Rovers manager.

"What we have to do is to keep encouraging them and supporting them and asking them to do the right things.

"We mixed the game up ever so well on Tuesday night, we had some good patience in possession, we kept the ball, and we were trying to hurt the opposition with the pace and power that we've got as well.

"We were also very dangerous from set-plays. It wasn't just from Tommy Spurr's throws, but the actual corners and free-kicks and the deliveries that we've got.

"I think that has probably been the most impressive that we have been from set-plays and in this division you need to be. I think over a third of the goals that the majority of teams have scored are from set-plays so it just goes to show the importance of them.

"If you look at this season, there's not a team that has got a 100% record and that is only after three games, so that just shows you how tough it is.

"We've got to continue with the belief that we've got and the confidence that we've got from the other night."

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