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Boss: We've had ups and downs

It's #TwoYearsOfTony, and the man himself reflected on that period to iFollow Rovers...

22 February 2019

It's been quite a turnaround both on and off the pitch since Tony Mowbray took over as manager two years ago today.

The boss has taken charge of 108 games in all competitions, winning 50 of those encounters, and has turned Rovers' fortunes around since walking through the doors at Ewood Park.
 
So how has the man himself analysed his time in East Lancashire since arriving at the club?
 
“You can break it into segments," Mowbray began to iFollow Rovers.
 
"The first was 15 games and ultimately we didn’t achieve what we wanted to. After a very valiant effort, we found ourselves down in League One.
 
“We lost three games, won five and drew seven. To go down on 51 points, that would have kept you up in most seasons. It was a tough season and tough for us to take.
 
“The next block in my mind is the whole season in League One. We got to 96 points I think and it was nice to rebuild relationships with some supporters, who saw the team win, score goals and our away fans would fill out stadiums.
 
“The great memory is that game against Oxford United at Ewood Park, getting 27,000 people turning up, it showed me how fantastic this club can be," he added.
 
And looking further down the line, Tony says nothing would satisfy him more than being the man that oversees a Rovers return to the top flight - the Premier League.
 
“The whole aim of being here is to build this club back up to a level to get back into the Premier League," the 55-year-old said.
 
"It’s not a quick fix and isn’t easy, particularly in modern day football. The teams that come down from the Premier League make things very difficult for teams that want to bounce through the league.
 
“The job is to keep building, add a few players and to improve the squad to get us to a position to potentially get out of this league."

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