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Mowbray eager to get back on the saddle

The boss is ready for a tricky schedule over the festive period, starting against Norwich City this weekend

17 December 2018

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Tony Mowbray says it's important that Rovers keep the spirits high heading into a busy festive period, which begins at home to Norwich City this weekend.

Mowbray was left frustrated after two late goals denied his side from taking all three points from the home battle with Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon.

But the 55-year-old says the team shouldn't get too despondent, ahead of games against each of the Championship's current top four sides.

"Sitting on 33 points would be a lot better than sitting on 31 because it would have propelled us above two or three teams and we’ve have been up right on the tails of the top six really," the boss told iFollow Rovers.

"But we have to really dig in. We know we have a really tough run of games coming up but three points is really important along the way.

"The top teams keep pulling away and before you know it they are out of sight, so it’s important to keep picking up points.

"Three would have been massive for us today but let’s look forward to Norwich now."

And looking ahead to the game against the Norfolk-based outfit, Tony believes his side will respond from the latest setback.

"It’s another home game for us and we should have great pride in our home record. Whatever they bring next week we have to be ready for it and see if we can get three points," he added.

"We need to keep putting points on the board and keep moving on. We’ve got a really tough spell coming over Christmas and New Year.

"We have to stick together, stay focused and see what we can get out of these tough games coming up."

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