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Wednesday win lifts the spirits

The boss is eager to back Rovers' latest win up with another victory against a Yorkshire opponent this weekend

5 November 2019

Tony Mowbray says the dramatic victory over Sheffield Wednesday boosts his side's confidence going into this weekend's trip to Leeds United.

Rovers go in search of a Yorkshire double when Mowbray's men head across the Pennines on Saturday to take on Marcelo Bielsa's high-flying Lilywhites.

John Buckley's late winner was a timely boost for Rovers, who returned to winning ways in the most dramatic of circumstances on home turf.

And now the boss is keen to back that victory up with another good display.

“There’s been a bit of a cloud over the place during the last few weeks and I’m just delighted for everyone that we managed to get a win," he said to iFollow Rovers after the encounter against The Owls.

“Some really poor defending cost us at Preston, but I felt everyone stood up to be counted, put their bodies on the line, won their headers and won their challenges.

“We’re Blackburn Rovers and we should be trying to get back to the Premier League as quickly as we can.

“Maybe we’re falling a bit short. Some of the performance levels have been good and there have been times this season, when I think of Nottingham Forest at home where we had more than 60% possession and 20 shots, that it just hasn’t been happening for us.

“Hopefully our fortune is turning and we can win games that we deserve to win.

"Let’s see if we can find a performance this weekend against Leeds United.

“The spirit that we have in this group is clear for everyone to see, so hopefully that can take us a long way," he added.

“The team care, they work hard, they never give in. The devastation in the dressing room after the defeat at Preston was so clear for me to see, it’s why we keep working, keep pressing.”


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