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Why we switched things up...

The boss explains his tactical tweak in the second half against West Brom

2 January 2019

Tony Mowbray tinkered with his team in the second half against West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park, and says the decision to sacrifice match-winner Bradley Dack was a tactical choice.

Dack was substituted for Craig Conway midway through the second 45 minutes with the score at 2-1 to the home side.
 
The 25-year-old didn't look best pleased at his manager's decision, and after making up after the game, the boss explains his choice to change formation to go with two up top against the Baggies.
 
“We took Bradley off as we needed four midfield players. Conway came on to deal with [Matt] Phillips down the West Brom right," Tony said post-match.
 
“We needed a hardworking, non fussy winger to deal with him and it made sense to make the change.
 
“We still needed the pace on the counter attack, which is why we put [Adam] Armstrong up front, because with Dack and [Danny] Graham playing as your strikers you’d never be able to breakaway.
 
“There’s the thinking behind it. If Bradley has to come off then so be it. He scored such an amazing goal.
 
“It shouldn’t matter who comes off or comes on, as long as the team gets the right result."
 

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