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Mowbray: Prepare to get physical

The boss says that his side must be prepared to go into battle against an experienced side this weekend

15 March 2019

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Tony Mowbray is expecting a tough battle when his Rovers side head to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend for the Championship battle.

Buoyed by victory over Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night, Mowbray's men head to Hillsborough hoping to record back-to-back wins.

But the boss is aware of the Owls' physical threat, particularly up front, and insists his side will have to withstand some pressure from a side who are unbeaten since Steve Bruce took over as manager.

“The manager has given them different remits and it’s a pretty basic 4-4-2 system that they play with, with [Steven] Fletcher and [Atdhe] Nuhiu up front against Bolton Wanderers," the boss admitted to iFollow Rovers.

“That suggests they go pretty direct, but they do have some very talented footballers.

“Adam Reach is one I know from Middlesbrough and he’s a wonderful talent. Barry Bannan is another who is an exceptional player at this level.

"Everybody is aware of Rolando Aarons’ talent and he’s hit the ground running since making the move from Newcastle United," he added.

“They are on the cusp of the play-offs at the moment, and I think the last time they lost at home was before the New Year."

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