Tony Mowbray is in a position he hasn’t been in on many occasions since becoming Blackburn Rovers manager in February 2017. Rovers have lost just 11 League games since Mowbray’s arrival, and their most recent one came against Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Despite this, Mowbray is remaining confident that his Blackburn Rovers side will bounce back form their midweek defeat in Saturday’s match against Bolton Wanderers.

Blackburn Rovers are playing their third game in the space of a week, and his hoping that he can take his side into the international break with another three points under their belt.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph:

“There haven’t been many times that I’ve needed a reaction from them.

“We’ve not lost many games in a long, long time so they’ve haven’t had to find a reaction that often.

“They are a great set of lads though and I have every confidence they will be ready to go on Saturday. You keep working hard, rolling on and keep going.

“Defeats are part and parcel of football and we have to react to that now.

“We were disappointed in the dressing room. I know how hard the players worked, but we were beaten by a team who were better than us on the night.”

Despite the loss, the manager is remaining confident that his side will bounce back from the defeat, remaining focused on this weekend’s match and bouncing back.

“Let’s not get carried away here.

“It’s our second defeat in 11 games,” Mowbray added.

“We’ll play against more good sides this season and we accept that defeats will be coming.

“We have to punish teams when we are in the ascendancy and hopefully we will do that.

“As we’ve said a few times this season, we probably haven’t accrued as many points as we’ve perhaps deserved from our performance levels.

“It would be nice to get three points and keep the tally ticking along.

“It’s around this time of the season after 11 or 12 games when the table begins to take shape.

“We do have to start picking up three point hauls along the way. I’m sure we will because we have the quality and spirit in the squad.

“Let’s keep the spirits high and not get too anxious from a defeat.”

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