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Nyambe: We're not far away

The returning Rover is aiming to keep his place for Tuesday night's away trip to Birmingham City

21 October 2019

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Returning Ryan Nyambe believes small margins have been the difference for Rovers this season and is eager for an unbeaten run to help haul the team up the table.

The 21-year-old Namibia international appeared for a first league start of the season against Huddersfield Town at the weekend at Ewood Park.

He played the full 90 minutes against Danny Cowley's side, which ended in a 2-2 draw despite an impressive showing from Tony Mowbray's men, particularly in the first half.

And despite being left frustrated by the result, Nyambe's hoping to play his part to assist Rovers' pursuit of regular victories.

“We got a point, but we wanted more, especially after playing so well in the first half," he reflected ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Birmingham City.

“We lost our rhythm in the second half, conceded, and are ultimately disappointed that we didn’t get the three points.

“We’ve watched the game back, seen what we’ve done well and what we need to improve on.

“Benno [Elliott Bennett] had to switch to left back, a new position for him, and did a good job. We all have to be ready to adapt.

“It’s not easy, I think we need to analyse games as they go. Once you’re in game and playing in that position you just get used to it.

“If the gaffer wanted to play me at centre back or left back, you have to do what you have to do and adapt."

“We’re not far off. It’s a tight league and I think we’re playing okay, but we need to get a rhythm going and to get consecutive wins under our belt.

“There’s not much difference between the top of the league and mid-table."

A journey to St Andrew's will see Rovers aim to bounce back in the best possible way, and Nyambe is aiming to get some joy in the Midlands.

“They are a good side who earn narrow wins," he added. "We need to work out how we handle them, especially in midfield.

“The wingers in the system that they play are narrow, so it may be an invitation for our full backs to use the width."

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