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Whittingham: Two must-win games

The midfielder is targeting six points from matches against Plymouth and Portsmouth this week

17 October 2017

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Rovers midfielder Peter Whittingham is raring to go ahead of Tuesday's League One meeting with Plymouth, and believes it's a game the Blues have to win.

Tony Mowbray's side will be looking to bounce back, with consecutive home games to come this week, having lost 1-0 to Oldham at the weekend.

Speaking to iFollow ahead of the game, Whittingham is glad to have the chance to atone for the defeat to quickly, and is targeting two victories at Ewood Park.

“This is a league where if you don’t play well on the Saturday, you have to go and play well on the Tuesday," he said.

“Games come thick and fast. You can pick up six points in a week and it can completely change the outlook.

"That’s something we have to do. It’s part and parcel of what Blackburn are and something we want to be doing.

“Let’s be honest, we should be winning the next two games. We feel like we’re good enough at home and that’s what we should be doing."

Whittingham twice came close to scoring his first goal for the club on Saturday, and feels it's only a matter of time before he opens his Rovers account.

“Yeah, it was really disappointing in the end," he added. "We had a few chances; we didn’t play our best but even so, you want to be picking up points.

“We’d had a couple of chances just before their goal, it looked like we would be the ones to score, so to come away with nothing was tough to take.

“The first one could have gone in but just went wide, the second one I hit hard and unfortunately it hit the bar.

“I feel like I’m getting closer and just need that first goal to kick-start me. Unfortunately it didn’t go in, and that’s the way it went on Saturday.

“It’s up to us at the minute, we need to be scoring more goals. We're quite resolute at the back, but we’re not scoring many and that’s the problem."

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