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Tony: We have to be wary of Plymouth's obvious threats

Mowbray acknowledges that a trip to Home Park won't be easy for his side

2 February 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray knows just how tricky a test Saturday's clash at Plymouth Argyle will be, ahead of the long trek down to Devon.

The Pilgrims took a point from their game at Ewood Park earlier in the season and have only suffered defeat once in their last 10 games.
 
And with two players who Tony's worked with in his past in their ranks, he admits Rovers will have to be at their best in the south-west.
 
“We felt disappointed to not beat Plymouth at home, they scored a great goal and got a good point on the night," Tony refects when looking back on the 1-1 draw in October.
 
“We are wary of the threats they carry. [Graham] Carey likes shooting and has a wonderful left foot coming off the right side. Ruben Lameiras is doing well at the moment. I know him from my time at Coventry and he is another left footer with wonderful technique, so Plymouth have some obvious threats.
 
“We’ll ask questions of them. We’ll play the way we play. They carry a genuine threat to the opposition goal. We can’t over-commit and have to be controlled in our play.
 
“It’s rare that we’re out of sight. It’s hard to score goals in this league when defences are resolute, strong and well organised. We know what the players expect of each other."
 
And the boss is eager to watch his side perform at an arena he appreciated
 
“We’re looking forward to getting down on the south coast now.
 
“It’s a nice stadium and looks pretty full to me when I’ve watched the videos. It should be a good occasion and is an exciting venue to play football," the boss concluded.

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