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We have to turn dominance into points

Rovers have bossed the majority of their encounters this season, but the boss wants to turn that control into wins

4 October 2019

Whilst performances have been good from Rovers for the majority of this season, the points tally probably hasn't been deserving of the displays.

Rovers had 66% possession against Luton Town last weekend before registering 61% of the ball a few days later when they hosted high-flying Nottingham Forest at Ewood Park.

Despite that control, Tony Mowbray's men came out of the double-header of home encounters with just one point for their efforts.

But ahead of the weekend trip to Queens Park Rangers, Mowbray's targeting more of a reward, but wants to keep the dominant style of play.

“We feel disappointed that we didn’t get more points from the last two home games," he confessed to iFollow Rovers.

"Yet I felt there was so many good things in both games. We need to be more ruthless at both ends of the pitch.

“The final decisions need to improve. We have lots of good strikers, so we need to put the ammunition in front of them.

“We want to control games and break teams down, and that’s the next progression for our team.

“We’re attempting to be a better ball retention team. I’m pleased that the players are buying into it and want to learn," he added.

“Ultimately football is about winning games and scoring goals, but we’ll get there. Let’s try and enjoy every game and continue to look to dominate teams.

“I would rather have more of the ball than the opposition as it gives you more chance of winning the game."


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