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A technical side with an attacking threat

The boss wants to send the Rovers supporters into the summer in buoyant mood - by beating Swansea City

3 May 2019

Tony Mowbray is aiming to finish the season on a high note with a victory against Swansea City on Sunday, but knows his side face a difficult challenge against a "technical" outfit at Ewood Park.

Four wins from the last five outings have hauled Rovers up to mid-table in the Championship, with a defeat at Norwich City last week ending Rovers' hot streak.
 
With the final game of the campaign coming on Sunday lunchtime, Mowbray wants to send the fans into the summer in buoyant mood.
 
But Graham Potter's side do have their threats, and despite the Swans being out of any play-off contention, Mowbray knows the Welsh outfit will be hoping to end their own term on a high.
 
“Swansea are a really technical football team with a coach who has brought a style to the club," the boss said ahead of the encounter this weekend.
 
“They’ve had their teething problems after dropping out of the Premier League and have had to sell their big stars on huge salaries.
 
“They’ve had to rebuild and they play a really aestetically pleasing style. They build from the back and love to pass the ball.
 
“They have blistering speed up front or on the left-hand side with Daniel James and have experience with the likes of [Wayne] Routledge and [Nathan] Dyer.
 
“They have a goalscorer in the form of [Oli] McBurnie who is proven at this level."
 
Consistency has been City's Achilles heel this season, with Potter's side losing four of their last five games on the road, but being undefeated in their last five tests on home turf.
 
“They’re a technical side, but I hope we can match them. It’s a good game to finish and I’ve watched a few of their games this week in preparation," Mowbray added.
 
“They were breathless in some of those games and then lost 4-0 away at QPR. We managed to go to QPR and win a week after.
 
“I hope the players see this game as an opportunity to finish the season strong."

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