Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has insisted that there are “no easy games” in the Championship ahead of Monday’s game against newly-relegated side Bolton Wanderers.
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray isn’t getting complacent ahead of Bolton Wanderers’ visit to Ewood Park on Monday afternoon.
While Rovers are in a good run of form – winning their last three games in a row – Bolton Wanderers had their relegation from the Championship confirmed after a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on Friday afternoon.
But, despite Blackburn’s good form and Bolton’s confirmed relegation, Mowbray has told the club’s official website that he will not be underestimating a “galvanised” Bolton side.
“There’s no easy games in this league and I’m sure their group will be galvanised after the disappointment of relegation,” Mowbray said.
“They have to go and fight for their fans, who I’m sure will visit in their numbers. Footballers are footballers and they will go out there to win.
“We will have to compete against that. At home, our fans will be expecting us to win. We have to play our game, work really hard and ask questions of them.”
The boss went on to praise the impact that the return of centre-back Darragh Lenihan has had, with his return to the side coinciding with Blackburn’s three consecutive wins.
“The form has coincided with Lenihan’s return,” the Rovers boss said.
“His personality is quite amazing. He was angry that we never got a clean sheet after QPR. He came in as if we’d lost the game after we conceded and that’s the sort of mentality we want at this football club.”