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"We’re trying to be a better team, control games more and earn the right to win matches"

24 October 2019

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Rovers have yet to be at their flowing best this season, but Tony Mowbray has backed his team to come good.

Rovers have won four and drawn three of their opening 13 games of the Championship season, with Mowbray targeting a more consistent level of results for his team.

The squad will make the short trip to Preston North End this weekend looking to return to winning ways after suffering a narrow defeat to Birmingham City in midweek.

North End come into the game in fine form, but Mowbray wants the clash at Deepdale to be the start of a winning run of form for his team.

“It’s a local game for us and one that we’re up for," he told iFollow Rovers when looking ahead to the encounter.

“I want to try and finish in the top half of the table, hopefully the top six. We’re trying to be a better team, control games more and earn the right to win matches.

“We’re not the finished article. I feel as if we put a lot of work in during pre-season to change the way we’ve been playing and have progressed it.

“The performance levels of the team have been good in stages, I think back to the game against Nottingham Forest and it was really encouraging against a team who were second in the league at the time," he added.

“Wins are important and we need to find a way over the next few weeks to accumulate points. You don’t win and lose leagues or play-off places at this stage of the season.

“You have to keep accumulating points all the time and then there comes a point, as Villa showed last season, where you really need to crank things up and hit form with a string of victories.

“Hopefully we can find a consistency to win game after game and give ourselves an opportunity.

“You can’t keep losing every week. I think Villa were 12 points outside the play-offs and went on an unbelievable run that got them in the Premier League."

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