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A wonderful effort

21 October 2015

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Boss Gary Bowyer was pleased that Rovers returned to their resolute ways to earn a point against high-flying Derby County on Wednesday night.

Rovers forced the pace for long spells in the Ewood Park rain but were unable to turn their dominance into deserved goals.

The manager was pleased for a fourth consecutive clean sheet on home soil and felt that with a little bit of luck they could have been celebrating yet another victory.

"I thought it was probably the most tactical game we've played this season," Bowyer told Radio Rovers after the game.

"I thought everyone was terrific, we were never cut open or threatened, Jason Steele has had very little to do so that is credit to them.

"Everybody saw Derby on TV on Sunday and saw them score four goals. With the fire power that they've got, the squad that they've got, and the money that they've spent, they are rightly favourites to win the league.

"But it was a wonderful effort and response from our players tonight following the disappointment and the frustration of Saturday, it is a fantastic result.

"We could have nicked it but we just needed that bit of luck. Any other time you see a deflected shot like John O'Sullivan's it goes in but on this occasion it falls into the keeper's hands.

"All we can do is keep showing that level of commitment and effort, the supporters appreciated that and got behind us.

"It is a decent point but maybe we should have got more."

Rovers return to Ewood Park this Saturday for the lunchtime match with Burnley.

Tickets for the 12.30pm clash will be on sale until 5.30pm on Friday. After that there will be no tickets on sale on the day of the game.

Tickets are available to database members with a history of purchasing tickets to Rovers home games with prices from £28 for Adults, from £19 for Seniors, from £19 for 18-21 year-olds, and from £14 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End collection point on the morning of the game.

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