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Unity both on and off the field at Rovers

CEO Steve Waggott hails everyone involved in Rovers' promotion back to the Championship

30 April 2018

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Rovers Chief Executive Steve Waggott has hailed the teamwork throughout the club following promotion to the Championship.

Waggott, who joined the club in December, has hailed Tony Mowbray and his side for doing the business on the pitch, with Charlie Mulgrew's winner at Doncaster last week ensuring a return to the Championship.

And the CEO confesses that he's seen a real united club since arriving at Ewood Park just before Christmas and says everybody has played their part this term.

“It’s fantastic for everyone involved and associated with the club, including the supporters who have had a rough time of late," Waggott says. "We saw that from the eruption of emotion at the end of the Doncaster game in the week.

“It’s an unbelievable effort from Tony Mowbray, the players, the backroom staff and all the staff here - such as the administrative side of things at Ewood.
"Since I came to the club just after Christmas I have seen a real unity and great bond both on and off the field at the club.
“Tony has brought in stability on the pitch and has made an unbelievable effort to take us back to the Championship and out of a really tough league.
“The link between the players, staff and the supporters has been fantastic and has created the momentum to achieve what we’ve achieved this season.
“It’s driven by results of course. If the team are winning then it picks up the staff and the supporters every morning and the vibe of the town.
And Steve admits an instant return to the Championship is a huge thing for the club, with the likes of Sheffield United and Bristol City previously showing how difficult it is to escape the third tier.
“It’s vitally important to bounce back at the first time of asking and I think credit has to be given to the owners for backing us, kept the infrastructure strong and ensured we have had a really competitive squad this season," the Rovers supremo added.
“It’s great that Blackburn are back on the map again. It’s a terrific success and we need to embrace it, especially with a chance of winning the title.
"Hopefully there will be a celebration after the game against Oxford with a full stadium to see us into the summer before looking forward to next season in the Championship."

Rovers are in action for the final time this season when we host Oxford United at Ewood Park. Tickets have been discounted so let’s pack out the park. You can purchase your tickets by clicking here.

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