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Keep focused, keep working hard

17 March 2015

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Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has stressed the importance of the team maintaining their strong work ethic to keep their current run of form going.

As the team prepare to face Brentford at Ewood Park this evening, they go into the match off a back of run that has seen them win three of the last four, and taste defeat just once their previous in ten outings.

The manager puts the upturn in form simply down to hard work on the training pitch allied to gaining belief from their FA Cup exploits, and Bowyer insists they have to continue that way.

"It is nothing more than hard work," said the Rovers boss. "We haven't changed anything drastically, we just continue to work ever so hard.

"I think the cup run has given us a massive boost of confidence and belief, but the main thing is that their work ethic is still the same and they are coming together ever so nicely at this moment in time but we are aware of the challenge that lies ahead.

"It is nothing more than sheer hard work that these players are putting in, and they keep digging in every time we ask them to."

Wins over Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic has seen Rovers close on the teams above them but Bowyer isn't getting carried away.

Victory over the Bees this evening would reduce the gap between themselves to just five points with eight games to play.

He added: "We'll approach it game by game, nobody expects us to break into the play-offs, but we are just going to keep doing what we have been doing for the past couple of months and see where we are come the end of the season. It is as simple as that for us.

"Even after the Brentford game there is still a hell of a lot of football left to play. You've seen all of a sudden a team can put a couple of wins back-to-back and people are talking about them being contenders.

"We've just got to make sure that we keep focusing on our preparation and keep focusing on our performances. The players are in a rich vein of form and we've just got to make sure that it continues.

"All we are doing is looking after ourselves, whatever happens to the teams above us is out of our control. We've just got to concentrate on trying to get players out of the treatment room and onto the pitch, and trying to get them to play the way they have been playing for the last couple of weeks.

"We've got to keep working ever so hard and being right and if we get those three points then we go into the next match trying to do the same."

Tickets for tonight's match against Brentford are on open sale priced from £12 Adults, from £9 Seniors/Students and from £5 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Why not save on the price of individual match tickets by taking advantage of our 3 Game Series? With a combined match tickets for the Brentford, Brighton and Millwall home games available for the cost of from just £29 Adults, £20 for Seniors and from just £11 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Book online today at and collect from the Roverstore collection point ahead of the game.

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