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It'll be another tight game

Both games ended all square last season, but Tony Mowbray wants the fine margins to go his side's way this time around

21 October 2019

Both games between Rovers and Birmingham City finished 2-2 in 2018-19 and Tony Mowbray is expecting another close-fought contest on Tuesday night.

Both clashes against The Blues were entertaining bouts last term, but nothing could separate the sides in the pair of games.

Rovers return to St Andrew's tomorrow night looking to earn three crucial points to move up the table, but knows just how tough a task his team faces against Pep Clotet's charges.

“They have some very good technical footballers and play very narrow," he revealed to iFollow Rovers ahead of the trip down to the Midlands.

"They have the likes of [Dan] Crowley in the team and he’s a very good playmaker.

“They have recruited some foreign players who are not very well known but are very technically gifted. They are big, strong and mobile at the back and [Lukas] Jutkiewicz up top is always a handful.

“We got to a game away from home against a team who are better than they were last season. They’re the next challenge for us.

“At home against them the game was won, we were 2-0 up and David [Raya] made a stupid decision to come off his line before they scored soon after to finish 2-2.

“It was topsy-turvy away from home against them last season, they had spells and we had spells," the boss recollected.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game. I watched their game against Middlesbrough recently and they won it late on in front of a very vocal support.

“It’s a game we believe we can win."


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