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Mowbray: We've shown terrific resilience

The boss reflects on a superb run of form, talks Peterborough and his weekend plans

19 April 2018

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Tony Mowbray has hailed his Rovers troops ahead of a final four games to shape the team's destiny, which starts against Peterborough United on Thursday night.

Mowbray's men have lost just once in the last 31 games and come into the game against the Posh with a chance to move a huge step closer to promotion.
 
And reflecting on that run of outstanding form, Mowbray admits he's been delighted by what he's seen from his side, who currently sit in second place.
 
“I think the fact that we had players who never played at this level before dropping down to it, as I’ve said to the staff, if you take away the first 11 games of the season then we’ve taken 19 points more than Shrewsbury after being 14 points behind them after 11 or 12 games," the boss said to reporters.
 
“The players have shown the quality they have. You can’t dismiss the start of the season because it has been a part of it. But I know if it was a 31-game season then we’d be in front of Shrewsbury and considerably in front of Wigan.
 
“The resilience of the team is there. We have to believe in these next four games that we’ll win however many of them. We’re hopeful of getting over the line."
 
And with a free weekend, Tony insists he won't be paying any attention to the League One scores on Saturday.
 
Both Wigan and Shrewsbury both in action, Rovers have a breather before taking on Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening.
 
“They have a game on Saturday and we haven’t, so Peterborough is a big game for us," the boss added. "I’ll probably be out watching a game on Saturday, but we can’t affect things to do with the other teams around us.
 
"The other night I watched Brighton v Tottenham and all I did was flick to the Shrewsbury v Charlton result.
 
“Let’s get the three points on Thursday and then we'll spend five minutes watching the results come in on Saturday. The statistics show we’re a difficult team to play against. We’ll keep going and keep pushing on."
 

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