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Total focus on the next opponent

Tony Mowbray isn't looking further than the visit of Southend United to Ewood Park on Saturday

5 April 2018

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The visit of Southend United to Ewood Park on Saturday gives Rovers another opportunity to extend their excellent run of form in League One, as the promotion race hots up.

Tony Mowbray's side have lost only once in their last 28 games and says the team deserve plenty of praise for that superb run of form.
 
And ahead of the first of seven crunch games, Mowbray's backing his side to play to their maximum against the Shrimpers.
 
“The expectation is there from the fanbase but there have been plenty of examples of teams finding it difficult to get out of this division," Mowbray began when asked about a possible instant return to the second tier.
 
"The players deserve great credit for rallying together, digging deep when they’ve had to and after the first 11 games we’ve been on an amazing run losing just one of 28 games. That’s a feat in any league."
 
And the boss added that Rovers may well have to raise their game, particularly at home, with opponents coming to Ewood looking to cause an upset and knock the table-toppers off the League One summit.
 
“It doesn’t matter about the shirt, it’s about competing against the next 11 players. Whether it’s the third game in the week or not, we have to get the job done, so let’s continue that.
 
“Each game at home is very difficult. It’s very rare to run away with games, as the last home game showed. It was tough before we scored against Bradford. Teams raise their game when they come to Ewood to take on Blackburn Rovers.
 
“Every game requires total focus, so if we can continue that then there’s a strong chance we’ll come out on top.”

 

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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