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Boss hoping for more of the same against the Potters

"For long spells in the game we competed really well but there was chaos at the end"

4 April 2019

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Tony Mowbray is hoping his side can complete a double over Stoke City when Nathan Jones brings his side to Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Potters come into the game on the back of four straight 0-0 draws, whilst Rovers are hoping to recover from a narrow defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.

But, back and home, Mowbray's backing his players to put on a performance, insisting the team have nothing to fear, having beaten Stoke in a barnstorming encounter earlier this season.

“We should all be looking forward to this one, it’s an opportunity to get some points on the board," the boss told iFollow Rovers ahead of the game.

“Stoke City were in the Premier League last season, but having beaten them away from home earlier in the season we won’t fear them.

“We need to turn up on the day against both Stoke and Derby and compete, as we have done all season. Hopefully that will be enough to get the points.

“My memories from the game at Stoke are that we competed really well. We managed to break and score some goals, went 3-0 up and could have made it four when Bradley [Dack] hit the post.

“They scored one, scored two, [Peter] Crouch caused havoc in our ranks and then they missed a penalty.

"For long spells in the game we competed really well but there was chaos at the end."

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