Blackburn Rovers are very much still alive and kicking in the Sky Bet Championship after beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at The City Ground on Good Friday.

Tommie Hoban scored the only goal of the match late in the second half to fire Rovers to just two points from safety.

The victory was a crucial one for Tony Mowbray’s side who have now piled the pressure upon a number of clubs above them with four matches left to play.

Rovers’ Good Friday opponents Nottingham Forest are in the most dangerous position just two points above the Lancashire outfit while minnows Burton Albion could be in a similar position should they fail to beat Ipswich Town at The Pirelli Stadium in their match.

Bristol City are four points ahead of Rovers but have regained some good form in recent weeks while the club in free-fall is Birmingham City with the Blues having failed to win in their last eight league matches under the guidance of under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola.

Blackburn Rovers face relegation rivals Bristol City in their next match at Ewood Park on Easter Monday and there is a double incentive for winning that match with Mowbray’s men able to narrow the gap between themselves and The Robins to just one point whilst also potentially climbing out of the drop zone depending on other results.


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