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Mowbray: Taylor's Gills will provide a tough test

Boss doesn't want a Wimbledon repeat

29 September 2017

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Tony Mowbray knows that Saturday's match against Gillingham will be far from easy.

The Blues may be taking on a side currently in the bottom three, and having won just the once in the league this season, but the Rovers boss isn't taking anything for granted.

Mowbray expects that under caretaker boss Peter Taylor the Gills will be a tough side to get the better off, and whilst he sees similarities between this and the match against AFC Wimbledon a fortnight ago, he hopes for a different outcome.

"I think they are all dangerous games," said the manager.

"I want to liken them to Wimbledon really, a game on paper that we should definitely be winning. Yet the reality was they got a goal and made it really difficult for us to get back into the game.

"Gillingham will work extremely hard. I know Peter Taylor well enough to know that he will have his team well organised.

"I know he isn't the manager, he's the interim, he's the director of football, but he took over a 0-0 draw with Scunthorpe, which I have to say is a decent point for them against a very good side.

"So they'll be looking forward to coming to Ewood I'm sure, and making life difficult for us.

"We have to play like we did the other night, the first half particularly. Get on the front foot, ask questions, put the ball in their box and see how good they are."

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