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Tony: Options available for Plymouth trip

The boss says he could choose to play with "power, technique or speed" during this weekend's league clash

1 February 2018

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Tony Mowbray is expecting a tough test when his Rovers side make the long trip to Plymouth this weekend, but says a number of options are available to him in terms of team selection.

The Blues are unbeaten in 18 league games and will be full of confidence following an impressive 3-1 victory over Walsall in midweek.

With the January transfer window now closed and following a number of new additions at Ewood Park, Mowbray says his squad is looking healthy ahead of the trip.

"We can play with power, technique or speed," he told iFollow.

"We have a lot of options now and I'll try to pick the right team for Saturday's match. We need to make sure we turn up.

"Plymouth are in pretty decent form, but I'm not sure of the exact statistics. They've picked up since we played them at home, when they were pretty negative with a lot of men behind the ball.

"They scored and made it really difficult for us but we managed to take a point from that game, and I'm sure this will be a different game. 

"They have some good players, some who I've worked with in the past, and we have to be mindful of that. It's a long way to travel but it's just the next game for us.

"We have to remain postive and be on the front foot to ask questions of them this weekend. 

"Graham Carey is a goal threat, he can unlock doors for them. He's not a playmaker as such, he stays wide and drifts inside.

"He's got a wand of a left foot and can shoot from anywhere. We have to be aware of where he is on the pitch when they have the ball.

"At the top end of the pitch they do carry a threat, but it's up to us to ask questions of them at the other end.

Rovers currently sit second in the standings, just a point behind leaders Wigan, who have two games in hand.

"There's still a long way to go, and it's still very tight," the boss added. "We've managed to claw some points back, but we just have to keep fighting hard.

"We haven't achieved anything yet and every game is a massive opportunity for three points. We won't look past Saturday yet."

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