Tony Mowbray has admitted he's tried to make this week as pressure free as possible in the build up to Saturday's match against Aston Villa.
Everybody knows the importance of this weekend's game at Ewood Park, but the Rovers boss has tried to make it just a regular week in training so as not to make the squad too tense or nervous.
Mowbray has been delighted with the desire and fight from the players since arriving at the club, and wants to see more of that in the final two games of the season.
"It is a big week for the football club, but we've been training as normal, working hard," said the Rovers boss.
"It is a huge preparation week but I am trying to get the balance not to make it so that the players are fearful of this game. Trying to make the week as normal as possible trying not to make the players too tense or two nervous.
"It is just the next game for us but as long as we find the intensity on the day and Villa know that they are in a game against a team with real adrenaline and real desire then we'll give it our best shot.
"I've been here seven-eight weeks and they've done exceptionally well. We've had 13 games and only lost three of them. We've found winning difficult, we've won three as well and drawn seven. But they've showed a fantastic desire and fight and I know we'll get that off them on Saturday.
"I just hope that we get a break and something goes our away and we can win the football match."
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