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We'll face the challenges head on

Tony Mowbray is looking forward to back-to-back local away games

22 November 2018

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Football returns this weekend and Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is pleased to get back to business in the Championship following a two week international break.

A local trip to near neighbours Preston North End comes first before Rovers get back on the road with a journey south to tackle Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.
 
And despite hitting the road twice in a matter of days, the Rovers supremo says his side have "nothing to fear" ahead of the double-header.
 
“We have a couple of away games coming in quick succession. We’ve managed to face those challenges head on so far and have done pretty well on the road this season," Tony told iFollow Rovers on the day he turned 55.
 
“We’ve nothing to fear, let’s be really positive over the next two games and see how we get on.
 
“As a coach the balance is to decide how much rest you give them. In 14 days I don’t like to give the lads any more than three days on the bounce off. 
 
“Any longer than that and some footballers treat is as a holiday and eat and drink the wrong things. It’s been a good two weeks for us."
 
The bumps and bruises in recent weeks have healed over the course of a game-less two week period, with Mowbray revealing that Charlie Mulgrew and Derrick Williams are back in contention for Saturday.
 
And the boss has a few dilemmas all over the pitch ahead of this weekend's trip to Deepdale.
 
“I’ve got decisions to make, but they are good decisions to make. The return of [Ryan] Nyambe has changed the dynamic a little bit," he added.
 
“There will be strong teams and selections that we need to get right, deciding who is in and who isn’t. Competition for places is strong.
 
“We’ll see who’s best suited for each game. The team should be excited. I’m asking for improvement from this point onwards, turning draws into wins. 
 
“If we can do that then we can really look forward to the second half of the season."

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