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Mowbray eager for work and play balance

Boss talks snowmen, family time and preparations for Sunday

2 March 2018

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A win on Tuesday, sledging and building a snowman on Wednesday; it's been a pretty enjoyable week so far for Rovers manager Tony Mowbray.

Tuesday's terrific win and performance resulted in Mowbray and his men having Wednesday off, and the boss used his day wisely, as he explains!

"The players have had a couple of days off because we didn’t get back from Wimbledon until 5am. Hopefully they’ve had a chance to play with their kids in the snow but it’s back to work ahead of a big game on Sunday," the gaffer told iFollow Rovers on Friday morning.

“I enjoyed it, I haven’t made a snowman for a long time! I managed to go sledging with my kids because they had a snow day, so it was good.

"It’s good to take yourself away from the pressures of winning matches but we’re back and preparing for the next hurdle, the next challenge. We’re looking forward to it.

“I think it’s important for all human beings, the balance between work and family life. It helps when you’re winning matches in this industry; if you’re not winning matches then your family life isn’t good, to be honest."

The snow has caused havoc for the majority of the country, with a number of fixtures up and down the UK having been postponed due to the weather.

But that hasn't stopped the boss and his staff from getting his side as prepared as possible and ready to tackle promotion-chasing Wigan at Ewood Park on Sunday.

“We’ll have a few sessions indoors, we’ve had the sheets on and generally the high winds have been blowing them off at night. It’s difficult, and we’ve also been trying to prepare Ewood of course; it’s an option for us to train on the pitch," he added.

"It has under-soil heating but it might not be ideal for the rest of the season if we start tearing it up. There are a few issues but we have to prepare. 

"At this moment, we’re working hard and enjoying the matches, we look forward to every game and I think we should do. The form has been good at home and away; the next challenge is just around the corner. We’ve been scoring goals from everywhere and winning matches so everyone’s feeling good."

Can Rovers make it five wins on the spin when Wigan come to Ewood Park on Sunday for the mouthwatering top-of-the-table battle? Come and see for yourself! Ticket remain for the game and you can purchase yours by clicking here

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