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Give another positive performance, get a positive result

5 May 2017

Tony Mowbray feels the form Rovers have been displaying since he took charge should give them confidence facing Brentford on Sunday.

The Ewood boss has been pleased with the work ethic that the squad has displayed in the ten weeks he has been in the hot-seat, but has lamented dropped points that would have seen them clear of the situation they find themselves in.

But he knows that if they good another good account at Griffin Park then they have every chance of escaping the drop on the final day of the season.

"Since I've arrived we've had 14 games and whilst we have only managed to win four of them, but we have only lost three.

"For a team that was second bottom, we have been really hard to beat, the group has worked extremely hard.

"I can only judge on the ten weeks I've been here really but their approach to football matches, their approach to wanting to listen and make the game plans work on a matchday has been exceptionally good. They have shown a great desire.

"If a few draws had turned into victories then we wouldn't be having this drama on the last day. We are aware that a few of them have slipped through our fingers from winning positions. Preston at home, away at Norwich against ten men. Really frustrating days for us when we should have taken three points but didn't.

"So here we are going into the last game needing to win it really. Yet if the season had started on the day we came in then we wouldn't be in this predicament I'm sure. With the points accrued we'd probably be sitting mid-table somewhere, looking up rather than down.

"So we now go into the day having to go to Brentford and get a real positive result and a real positive performance.

"We are looking forward to Sunday, I have no fears that we will turn up and give a good account of ourselves, but we are also very aware that we are playing against a team very much in form.

"They have scored lots of goals at home so we know it is a difficult test for us but one that we are looking forward to."

Tickets for Sunday's match at Griffin Park have now all sold out. Why not listen to full match commentary on Rovers PlayerHD. Our broadcast starts at approximately 11.45am.

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