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Working hard for that first win

28 August 2015

Gary Bowyer has stressed to the players that if they continue to create chances then the wins will follow.

Rovers dominated for long spells last time out against Brighton, but were left frustrated by their inability to convert the opportunities that came along.

The manager has been pleased to see the team create those chances, but knows that they have to make the most of them, starting tonight against Bolton Wanderers.

"The players themselves understand how well they've done in the last two games in terms of creating chances," said the manager.

"But they aren't stupid, they are an honest bunch and they know they should have taken them.

"So the big message to the players has been to get our noses in front and to get that first goal and maintain the momentum and to work hard to get our first clean sheet. It is really important that we do both.

"It is something that the players have spoken about this week themselves and they are really focused to do.

"Everybody is desperate for that and they are working ever so hard to get that."

The Rovers boss knows it won't be easy against a Bolton side also looking for their first win this season, and is anticipating an open game under the Ewood Park lights.

"They are looking for their first win and they scored their first goal last week," added the manager.

"It is a match between two teams that have been playing well. I've watched Bolton and they have been playing well. It is a similar sort of thing to us because they have been creating chances.

"So I'm sure it is going to be a good open attacking game, it is Friday night, it is a local derby, it couldn't be a better game for us.

"You can only go game-by-game and that is exactly what we are doing, we are focusing everything on Bolton and we are working very hard to try and beat them."

Tickets for tonight's game against Bolton are on open sale until the 7.45pm kick-off. Priced from £22 for Adults, £14 Seniors, from £14 for 18-21 year-olds and from £9 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Why not book online today at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection on the night of the game.

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