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We’ll take the cup competitions seriously

Mowbray reacts to Carabao Cup first round draw, pairing Rovers with Oldham Athletic

21 June 2019

Manager Tony Mowbray believes Rovers’ Carabao Cup opponents could be something of an unknown quantity, but he is eager to see his side progress.

Last night, Rovers were handed a home draw against League Two outfit Oldham Athletic in the first round of the competition, with the game set to take place at Ewood Park the week commencing August 12th.

The Latics appointed former Monaco manager Laurent Banide as their new head coach earlier this month and Mowbray insists he will take the tie seriously in a bid to reach round two.

“The draw was fine,” said the boss, who guided Rovers to victories over Carlisle United and Lincoln City, before being knocked out by Premier League side Bournemouth in last season's competition. 

“Oldham have got an exciting new manager, an ex-manager of Monaco.

“So who knows what Oldham are going to produce this season.

“But we’re at home and we want to try and progress in the cup competitions if we can.

“So when the game comes around, we’ll have to be ready and make sure we take it seriously.”


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