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We need to learn how to break teams down

19 September 2017

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Tony Mowbray insists Rovers have to learn how to break teams down and be more ruthless in front of goal.

After four consecutive wins in the league, the run was brought to a halt by AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, courtesy of their 1-0 win at Ewood Park.

The Rovers boss admitted his side lacked the necessary guile to get the better of the Dons, and knows they'll have to do better against teams that set their stall out to defend.

"We're going to face that a lot this season," said Mowbray.

"Teams defending like that, especially when you give them a goal start, it becomes really difficult.

"We have to find ways of beating teams like that, we have to be more clinical.

"That is something that the team have to learn. That is why we have to keep working at it.

"They have shown over the last couple of weeks how hard to beat they can be, and how difficult they make it for other teams.

"But when another team did that to us we didn't have the guile to break them down."

Rovers are back in action this weekend when they take on league leaders Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Rovers' ticket allocation for this match has sold out.

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