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We cannot take Dons for granted, says the boss

Tony Mowbray says Rovers must head south and go into the game with the right mentality

26 February 2018

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Rovers manager Tony Mowbray insists nobody should look at the table ahead of Tuesday night's long trip down to face AFC Wimbledon.

The boss is experienced enough to know that anybody can beat anybody on any given day and has already seen an upset following the Dons' win at Ewood Park at the beginning of the season.
 
And with 12 games to go until the end of the campaign, Mowbray says his side must go into every single match as if it's a cup final.
 
“Looking at the fixture list, you have to take the next game as it comes," he said to reporters on Monday morning.
 
"We’ve got two away games. We've got over the first one and now we have to hurdle the one on Tuesday night before a huge game against Wigan at the weekend.
 
“I think it’s Blackpool after that and they beat Wigan away the other week. Are there any easy games? No, they’re all very tough. 
 
“We have to trust our talent to go and get the job done. Great credit to the players, they’ve shown flexibility in the way they play."
 
And ahead of the long journey south, the boss adds that his side - on the back of three consecutive wins - should look forward to the game at the Cherry Red Records and be in confident mood.
 
Rovers have lost just one of their last 11 away games in League One and the manager says that buoyant feeling in the camp must translate into another priceless three points.
 
“We should look forward to going down to AFC Wimbledon," Mowbray added. 
 
"We certainly don’t fear anybody. It’s a long way down there, a Tuesday night, small, compact ground and against a Wimbledon side who aren’t too far away from the Wimbledon of old.
 
“They’re pretty direct, they’re physical, have great energy levels and you know you’re in a game. We have to show them that we’re a decent team, especially after they beat us at Ewood earlier in the season."
 

With tickets sold out, you can watch the game live on the big screens in Blues Bar and tickets for the event can be purchased by clicking here.


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