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Every team still has plenty to play for

Tony wary of every opponent ahead of what will now be seen as a seven-game season

6 April 2018

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Tony Mowbray insists there are no easy games remaining for his Rovers side ahead of the first of seven crucial final games of the season.

Rovers have lost only one of their last 28 games, but there can't be any letting up from the side, with promotion the aim come May.
 
And ahead of the clash against Southend at Ewood Park on Saturday, Mowbray says an opportunity is there for his team to pull further ahead of chaser Shrewsbury, with the Shropshire side playing in the Checkatrade Trophy Final this weekend.
 
“It seems to me that everyone in this league has something to fight for, whether that be getting out of the bottom four or sneaking into the play-offs," Tony told iFollow Rovers when analysing the final few fixtures.
 
"Our full focus is on the Southend game, especially with one of our rivals in Shrewsbury not playing in the league this weekend."
 
This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the opening day of the season, where Rovers suffered defeat in Essex.
 
And looking back on that day, Tony believes his side have come a long way since and feels lessons have been learnt since that sunny day at Roots Hall.
 
“Southend is never an easy place to go," the boss added. "It’s a tight ground and Phil Brown, who was their manager at the time, is a very experienced manager. It was always going to be tough.
 
“I think we lost four of the first 11 games of the season and had a few lessons to learn in that time. We’ve managed to solve the conundrum in recent months and let’s hope we can keep going for another month."
 
Rovers are next in action on Saturday 7th April when Southend United visit Ewood Park. Kick-off is at 3pm and you can purchase your tickets by clicking here. 

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