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Tony rallies the troops ahead of Blackpool battle

The boss says the lads know what is required from them from now until the end of the campaign

9 March 2018

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There are 10 huge games remaining for Rovers this season, the first of which is Blackpool's visit this weekend, and Tony Mowbray says his side are fully focussed on the challenges that lay ahead.

The message from the boss is for his side to keep doing what they've been doing and ensuring the consistency level remains high.

Whilst there was disappointment after the draw with Wigan last weekend, it's worth remembering that Mowbray's men have lost just once in their last 25 games in the league and are currently on a 15-game unbeaten home run.

“I can’t affect the other teams, so why worry about it? The way to do it is to expect they’re going to win and, if they don’t, it’s a bonus," Tony said in honest fashion. "We just have to win as many matches as we can between now and May and see where it takes us.

“The lads are focused and understand what’s at stake. We have to live for matchday and prepare properly, we have to leave no stone unturned and be prepared for whatever the opposition brings.

"We have to understand how we play, take the game to teams and see if they can deal with us. If we can get a positive result, we’ll put it in the bag and move on to the next one. If it’s a negative one, we’ll deal with it quickly.

“The team know what is expected. The message is a lot different now. The team can manage themselves. I guide them along the way but I don’t have such in depth meetings now because I don’t need to bore them with that fine detail. The players know what to do and if someone isn’t doing it then the players will tell them.
"Let’s just take each game as it comes, we just have to prepare for each match and bring our A game. If someone’s going to beat us, they’ll have to play well and work extremely hard, because that’s what we’ll be doing."
Rovers are next in action on Saturday 10th March when ex-boss Gary Bowyer brings his Blackpool team to Ewood Park in League One.

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