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Mowbray: Keep the spirits high

There's plenty of points to play for, starting with tonight's clash against Reading!

13 February 2019

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"We know that there's a lot of football still to be played and lots of points to play for."

That's the message from Tony Mowbray ahead of tonight's game away at Reading, with Rovers looking to return to winning ways, and with it, potentially move back into play-off contention.

Mowbray's men were suffering after defeat to Bristol City at Ewood Park, following a goal late on.

But the quick turnaround in fixtures will hopefully garner three points against a Royals side who come into the game in the relegation zone.

"We know that there's a lot of football still to be played and lots of points to play for," Tony told iFollow Rovers.

"We know that on our day we can beat anybody in the league.

"We know that there's lots of tough games, but we should be really positive and look forward to each challenge.

"Let's see how far we can take this season. I don't want the team to get down on a defeat, where they think it's the end of the world, because it's not.

"We've done fantastically well to accrue the 43 points we've got. Let's try and do better in the last 15 games.

"Let's see if we can get to the high 60s or 70-odd points.

"Let's go chasing wins if we can, but let's not get down when we lose football matches."

It's not been a bad return to the second tier for Rovers, who haven't been in any danger of relegation this term.

And the boss says enjoying the final 15 games could be the secret to having a late run and putting the pressure on the top six.

"I think we should be proud of what we've achieved so far and I'm sure the team will continue on a similar vein," the 55-year-old added.

"We are going to lose some games along the way, but that's football, particularly in this division, and we're going to have some great victories as well I'm sure.

"Let's enjoy each game, let's work as hard as we have been doing, let's be supportive of each other and keep going."

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