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Tony tempted to tinker

The boss admits there may be changes for Tuesday night's trip to Derby County

17 September 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray says he may rotate his side for the trip to Derby County on Tuesday night in the Championship.

The second game of a hectic week sees a trip to Pride Park to take on the Rams just three days after the home draw against Aston Villa, and only four days before the visit to Stoke City on Saturday.

So how does Tony deal with a busy schedule?

“It’s a three-game week so we’ll look at the team, look at the opposition and decide whether to make changes," the manager said ahead of the clash against Frank Lampard's side.

"We’ll pick a team that we feel will give Derby as many problems as we can muster. 

“I’m looking towards the weekend’s game as well. We know the next game is the most important one, but, particularly with the way we play, that third game in the week sees us run out of a bit of juice.
 
"We have to be mindful and trust out signings more than the first 11 players. We need to trust 17 or 18 of them and throughout a season you need to utilise your squad.
 
“I wouldn’t sit here and give you our tactics when we go to Derby! But what I will say is we have to be respectful of them as they have some very good players and they have a coach who wants to play a certain way.
 
“They have won games this season and have done well. We’ll go there and look to stamp our way of playing, but we’ll have to be respectful of them as well.
 

“It’s a game we should be really looking forward to, to test ourselves against a good side. Let’s be positive, believe in ourselves, test them and see how we get on in attempting to get three points."

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