Blackburn Rovers have drawn six games out of their ten Championship games so far, but it isn’t worrying manager Tony Mowbray.
Despite sitting in 14th place, Blackburn Rovers sit two points away from the Championship Play-Off places with just one loss this season. They have a game in hand over several teams above them after last night’s matches, and have the chance to rise into the Play-Off places if they beat Sheffield United tonight.
Manager Tony Mowbray is still happy, though, as he has been happy with the performances that his side has been putting in against some tough opposition early on this season.
He spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph:
“I haven’t criticised the players once.
“If I thought there was one thing they were lacking on then I’d be working very hard on it.
“Their desire, work ethic, putting the game-plan in to action, as we saw against Forest, we had five or six clear-cut chances to score.
“It’s a bit frustrating for us but if we keep doing the right things for most of the time then we’ll keep getting chances.
“The pleasing thing for me, I have a monthly board in my office and we had Aston Villa, Derby County, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, all huge football clubs with huge ambitions, to come through that and not to have lost a game is good.
“But when I look at my board for this month we have Sheffield United, Bolton, who have had some amazing results, West Brom and Swansea both away from home back-to-back, every month is very difficult.
“I’m not sure we have picked up as many points as we would have liked to, draws have been pretty common place.
“We would like more three points than one point, but like a lot of teams in this league, we’ve proven that when we turn up we’re more than a match for anybody.
“If you look at the results every week there are a lot of draws, the top two drew, the teams who you thought might go and pull away, it shows how difficult every game is.
Despite being happy with his team’s performance, he remains disappointed that his side couldn’t come away from their game against Nottingham Forest with all three points.
“We’re disappointed we didn’t beat Forest at the weekend, you look at the chances when we debriefed the game, when you look at their clear-cut chances, it was a game we should have won but it slipped through our fingers. A really debatable penalty got them a point.”
“This is another opportunity for us.”
“Sheffield United are one of the stronger teams in the league. I think we find ourselves a year behind them, they got promoted the year before, in spending some money and building an impressive squad.”