Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray has told the Lancashire Telegraph that he admires the experienced and talented players that they have at their disposal.

While the Canaries are much higher up in the Sky Bet Championship this season as they push to get into the play-off places, they have been out of form for large parts of the season and decided to sack their head coach Alex Neil on Friday night. That means that former Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine will be in charge for this game and Blackburn the perfect opportunity to cause an upset to help them in their bid to avoid relegation.

But Mowbray is still wary even though their opponents are in disarray simply because he knows many of the players they have at their disposal. Most notably he had Jacob Murphy, who has scored nine goals for Norwich this season, on loan for the entire year during the 2015-16 season when he was the manager of Coventry City.

He said: “They have a number of players that I have worked with in the past, they have some experienced and talented football players,”

“I’m looking forward to the test of taking our team there and seeing what we can achieve and do.”

“Jacob is a very talented young guy, very fast and direct, can shoot off both feet and play on both wings.”

“Graham Dorrans is a fantastic footballer, he was voted best player in the Championship when West Brom got promoted the year after I left.”

“Mulumbu I signed from PSG for about £150,000 and he went on to play seven or eight years in the Premier League and is a very talented player.”

“Cameron Jerome up top is big and strong and powerful.”

“It’s a tough ask for us, but so were Derby and Cardiff and we took points from those games, so we’ll go to Norwich and see if we can make it a bit uncomfortable and take something from the game.”


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