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A chance to take advantage

14 February 2017

Owen Coyle knows it's vitally important to get some points on the board to take advantage of other sides not playing this evening.

Rovers have the opportunity to close the gap on the teams above them when they take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this Tuesday night.

The Rovers boss feels the side are playing better than their current position belies, but insists they'll have to be at their best to get something from a Wednesday side looking to consolidate their place in the top six.

"Sheffield Wednesday is our game in hand over the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Burton Albion so we have to go and try and get the points that will elevate us up the table," the manager told Rovers PlayerHD.

"We've had two losses in our last nine games so we aren't a team that is out of form, far from it. And those games against Ipswich and Leeds we certainly felt we could have had positive results.

"So we've got to continue in that vein. We've got to make sure that whoever takes the field is ready to give their best. We just need to be consistent.

"They have a real threat with the quality that they've got up top, so we've got to make sure that we are ready for that challenge."

Rovers will come up against the familiar face of Jordan Rhodes who completed the move from Middlesbrough to Sheffield Wednesday on transfer deadline day.

And whilst Coyle insists they'll be going all out to prevent the former Rover from having an impact, they have to be mindful of the other attacking threats the Owls possess.

"You've got to try and stop the service into him, he comes alive in the penalty box," he added.

"Jordan is a fantastic player but they certainly have more than just him in their team to worry about as they have threats in all areas. Forestieri, Winnall, Fletcher, Hooper, the list is endless because of the array of talent that they have.

"But that being said that is very much like some of the other big spenders in the league that we've played and we've dealt with that and that is what we will have to do.

"Again, not many people will give us a chance and that is fine, we'll go there and look to win the game."

Tickets for the match against Sheffield Wednesday will go off sale at Ewood at 3.00pm this afternoon.

After that Rovers fans can pay cash only from the away turnstiles at Hillsborough.

Tickets are priced at: Adults £27, Seniors 65+ £17, Under 21’s £17, Under 17’s £15, Under 11’s £10, Under 5’s £5 (not available on the day).

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