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"Galvanised" Trotters a tricky test

No easy games in this league, insists Tony Mowbray, ahead of Bolton's visit tomorrow

21 April 2019

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Tony Mowbray says Rovers should be wary of coming unstuck against a "galvanised" Bolton Wanderers when the Trotters make the trip to Ewood Park on Monday.

The Whites' relegation was confirmed after a home defeat to Aston Villa on Good Friday, with Phil Parkinson's side joining recently demoted Ipswich Town in playing next season in League One.

And with the pressure off, Mowbray believes tomorrow's test will be a difficult one, insisting his side will have to work just as hard as ever to earn all three points.

“There's no easy games in this league and I'm sure their group will be galvanised after the disappointment of relegation," the boss said to iFollow Rovers ahead of the clash.

“They have to go and fight for their fans, who I'm sure will visit in their numbers. Footballers are footballers and they will go out there to win.

“We will have to compete against that. At home, our fans will be expecting us to win. We have to play our game, work really hard and ask questions of them."

Following three successive wins for Mowbray's men, the manager has reserved special praise for defender Darragh Lenihan, with the boss admitting that the Irish international has been a rock at the heart of the backline.

“The form has coincided with Lenihan's return," Mowbray added.

"His personality is quite amazing. He was angry that we never got a clean sheet after QPR.

“He came in as if we'd lost the game after we conceded and that's the sort of mentality we want at this football club."

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