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Let's not underestimate Oldham

Tony Mowbray says his side won't be taking Saturday's opponents lightly

12 October 2017

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Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has urged his players not to underestimate Oldham this weekend.

Saturday's opponents endured a difficult start to the 2017-18 campaign but have improved under the interim management of Ritchie Wellans.

Mowbray says he's been impressed with Oldham of late, and is expecting a tough test at Boundary Park.

“I’ve been watching their recent games and I have to say that they’ve been very impressive in those games," he said.

"I watched them against Portsmouth, they dominated the match really. They have some tidy players, players that some of our fans will know – they’ve got  good players all over the pitch to be honest.

"There are some obvious threats and they’ve got a bit of confidence and belief, the caretaker manager has instilled that into them so it’ll be a dangerous game.

"But it’s one where I hope we can impose ourselves and impose our style, and with a big following behind us hopefully achieve what we’ve been doing pretty regularly away from home this season and take three points."

Rovers have won four games on the road in all competitions this season, including a 3-0 win over Oldham's local rivals, Rochdale, last month.

The boss says previous performances away from home should give his players confidence going into their next test.

“We should take a lot of confidence and go into the game with the belief that we can win again.

"As I’ve said, Oldham have looked impressive in their last couple of matches and it’s not a game we will be taking lightly, it’ll be total concentration and focus.

"They’re a passing team who play through the lines, so it should be an interesting game. We’ll have to be very organised; hopefully we’ll have enough to get the job jone."

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