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Tony: We don't fear anyone

Rovers face an important game this weekend as second-placed Shrewsbury travel to Ewood Park

11 January 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray insists his side are looking forward to the challenge of facing Shrewsbury at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Blackburn currently sit third in the League One table, five points behind this weekend's opponents, meaning victory could move the Blues a step closer to the automatic promotion places.

Speaking ahead of the game, Mowbray says that while he's not putting too much emphasis on the next result, his players must believe they can win every game.

“Who knows what the next 21 games will bring? I think it’s important not to overly-stress one game," he said.

"We could be two points behind Shrewsbury [with a win] or eight points behind them [if we lose].

“After such a poor start, we’ve shown that we shouldn’t fear anyone in this league. We’ve won a lot of games back to back; so let’s just keep going.

“I don’t think it’s season-defining. We want to win and it’s a challenge we’re looking forward to. 

“We look forward to every game, but I’m pretty sure we won’t get carried away whether we win or lose. We’ll just keep grinding away every week and try to get three points from every game. 

“We take a lot of confidence from the fact that, if you take out the first couple of games, I think we’ve lost two in 23. We need to believe that we can win every game."

The manager believes that home advantage could play an important part this weekend, with Rovers unbeaten in 14 league games.

“It’s the next game, it’s at home for us and that’s important," he added.

"We want to try to play on the front foot and ask questions of them. We want to be really positive and see how we go.

“We’re mindful of their strengths, they’re obviously a good side, but we don’t fear anyone in this division.

“For us, we’ll just keep looking forward to the next game. For Shrewsbury, I don’t know how it will impact them – they look like a strong group from what I’ve seen.

“I see a pretty consistent team without a lot of injuries, but we need to know where our strengths are and take them on."


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