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Road trip appreciation from the boss

“We want to put on good performances for them and football should be about the supporters"

30 April 2019

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The away trips have been completed for the season, and Tony Mowbray has paid tribute to every single fan who has journeyed across the country to back his side this season.

In the league, Rovers fans have travelled 5,896 miles (when departing from Ewood Park to opposition stadium)  this term, with the longest trip coming on the opening day at Ipswich Town and the second longest coming in the final away journey.

And discussing the dedication of the supporters who have headed up and down the country, and says he and the players really do appreciate the backing from the stands.

“I’ve been a football manager for 15 or 16 years, and understand - as the players do - just how much the fans care about their club," he said to iFollow Rovers.

“They do it because they have a passion for the club and pay to support their team. It’s a big part of their lives.

“We want to put on good performances for them and football should be about the supporters.

“We all hugely appreciated the effort, time and money they put in to support us.

“I like to think the fans have got value for money this season, because I cannot think of a time that the players have been lying down, despite some of the heavy defeats," he added.

“We’ve always pushed really hard and have been pretty good away from home, aside from not being solid enough defensively.

“Great credit to the fans for making the trips and hopefully they’ve enjoyed the season.

“Next season, I hope they enjoy it even more, because we want to win more games and will be hopefully pushing for the top two or the play-offs in a year from now."

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