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Tony hails professional display

The boss was pleased to see his side come through a "dangerous" fixture with three crucial points

10 March 2018

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Rovers manager Tony Mowbray was delighted to see his side secure an important win with victory over Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues ran out 3-0 winners thanks to a first-half header from Bradley Dack and a second-half brace from Adam Armstrong, a result which keeps us five points clear at the top.

Speaking after the game, Mowbray described the fixture as a potential banana skin but praised his players for putting in a professional display.

“It’s a big win. We’ve spoken about how important every game is between now and the end of the season and how much focus we need," he told reporters.

"We can almost see the finish line but had to concentrate today; it was a dangerous game for us with their recent results.

"Blackpool have won away at Portsmouth and Wigan and I’m sure Gary Bowyer will have had them up for this as a former manager here.

"We knew it was a dangerous game but we put in a professional performance.

"I said to the lads that if we can keep it solid at the back, we’ve got the players to can make a difference and win a game for us at the other end.

"That’s the way it went today."

It took Rovers until first-half stoppage time to break the deadlock, and Mowbray says his side had to be patient at Ewood Park.

“It was a stodgy first half and it was difficult to get any flow in the game. There were a lot of players in midfield cancelling each other out," he added.

"But Charlie Mulgrew whipped a ball in just before half time and Dacky scores, so that allowed us to settle down.

"We played with a bit more composure in the second half, knowing that they would come onto us and we could exploit that speed up front.

"That’s what we managed to do."

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