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A positive performance the plan for Mowbray

Rovers head to Hull in good spirits and are going to Humberside with the aim of earning a first win

16 August 2018

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"We have go there and try to put a performance on," says Tony Mowbray, as he takes his team to Hull City for matchday number three of our Championship return.

Games one and two have garnered a point apiece, but Tony is now looking to build on that by returning to East Lancashire with maximum points for their efforts come Saturday night.

Rovers gained a confidence-boosting victory at Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, with Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack both scoring braces, whilst Kasey Palmer got off the mark for the first time for the club.

But Mowbray knows just how tough a task his side have in front of them, against a Tigers side who were only in the Premier League a couple of seasons ago.

"They're playing at home and they'll be desperate to try and take three points and get their season up and running. I'm expecting another tough game," Mowbray told iFollow Rovers on Thursday morning.

"We faced them in the FA Cup last year and they showed the quality that they had.

"They're a slightly different team now. They've lost a few players - I think the Chelsea players that they had on loan have all gone back - but they've got some good players.

"Away from home in the Championship, they're all tough games. We'll go there though and try to impose our game and our style of play on them and see if we can get a positive result." 

"We'll be turning up at a proper football stadium, with a proper atmosphere, with people around an hour or so before kick-off. We're looking forward to it. It's a lovely arena. It's a modern day, purpose-built stadium."

Rovers are expected to bring a strong support to the KCOM Stadium on the day, and the aim for Mowbray and his team is to make sure the trip is worth it for the travelling contingent.

"They were in the Premier League only two years ago, so we have to put that into context, but we should go there with belief and be positive," he added.

"We have go there and try to put a performance on. I'm sure we'll have a healthy following, who will be supportive of the team and we've got to try and make it a good day out for them."

Don't forget, Rovers are back in league action on Saturday at Hull City. You can back the lads by purchasing your tickets here.

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