Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray has told the Lancashire Telegraph that he is not losing sleep working out how many wins he needs for his team to stay in the Sky Bet Championship.

We saw the first relegation of the season at the weekend when Rotherham United were consigned to their fate following a 1-0 loss to Fulham and Blackburn could easily join them in the next few weeks. They are currently 22nd in the Championship though a win could potentially take them out of the relegation zone.

Many have fans have taken to trying to work out what exactly they need to make sure they’ll be playing in the Championship next season but Mowbray has revealed he has not been wasting anytime on that. He instead is just working with the players to make sure that their hard work on the pitch will translate to points and then safety.

When asked about the maths of survival, he said: “I don’t know, it’s not something I lose sleep about,”

“But what I do know is that we will win some games because of the attitude, desire and approach of this group of players.

“I feel they have deserved a lot more than they have got in the last five games, but that’s football, sometimes.

“We just have to keep working extremely hard until they start falling for us.”

Blackburn’s fight against relegation will continue tonight when they face Reading away from home. They will however not be expected to win a game against a team fighting for promotion at the other end of the table.

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